Course Title: Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5333 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Title: Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 72

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces in order to achieve design requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces


Conduct project evaluation

Design service aspects

Design structural aspects of design

Liaise with specialist professionals

Prepare design documentation

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required to determine structural elements, systems and services required to implement interior designs. It includes the production of drawings that include layout specifications using computer aided design programs. Structural elements may include walls, flooring and ceiling components, and services may include plumbing, drainage, electrics, gas and air conditioning. Interior designs may relate to residential or small to medium scale commercial spaces and may include new or existing buildings.
This unit requires employability skills in initiative and enterprise, planning and organising and problem solving in order to determine design specifications. Communication skills are used to interpret and document design information. Self management and learning skills are applied to gain additional information to support design skills.

Overview of Assessment

• Effectively assess structural and non-structural elements of a site to determine implications for interior design
• Design structural aspects of interior space
• Identify service aspects of interior space
• Complete drawings and specifications for interior design incorporating structural elements and services
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others involved in the project