This unit covers lighting design for residential and commercial buildings to provide sufficient illumination with minimal energy use. It encompasses an understanding of safety principles and photometrics, the application of design calculations, compliance standards, energy management, lighting control and available lighting products appropriate to the illumination design and fully documenting completed design.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


UEENEEG184A - Provide photometric data for illumination system design

UEENEEG185A - Select effective and efficient light sources and luminaries for given locations and designs


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - detailed knowledge of lighting principles; - lighting applications; - safety aspects of lighting; - energy efficiency; - integrating various lighting types into one application; - control and energy management; - interpreting and applying manufacturers technical data; - architectural considerations; - utilising natural lighting, and; - use of computer programs for lighting design.

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