Course Title: Design and produce a commercial product from a brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5329 Diploma of Product Design

Course Title: Design and produce a commercial product from a brief

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 195

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce a commercial product from a brief through the exploration and application of a range of advanced techniques and materials. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.
This unit is informed by and goes beyond the scope of the following nationally endorsed unit/s of competency CUVDES05A Interpret and respond to a brief in terms of complexity of skill requirement, use of techniques and sophistication of representation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21024 Design and produce a commercial product from a brief


1. Analyse the product design brief

2. Research relevant technology and background information

3. Develop a range of innovative solutions to design problem

4. Develop design proposal

5. Plan design process

6. Communicate with others to produce visuals

7. Provide visual concepts to client

8. Realise product design

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

- Practical tasks, a major project
- direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- completion of a design journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence


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