This unit specifies the outcomes required to use a range of digital applications for the production of outputs in architectural workflows. It includes the ability to determine the appropriate digital applications required for specific project outputs and the application of architectural standards and conventions to produce and manage the project. Work is likely to be undertaken with limited supervision and in consultation with team members and external consultants.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. However, this unit forms part of a minimum qualification requirement for registration with the Victorian Building Authority as a building designer (architectural).

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements and share information with internal and external personnel; - engage and interact with digital and electronic distributed information and learning systems; - read and interpret: construction drawings and specifications; state regulatory authority requirements/relevant legislation; Australian Standards; relevant sections of the Building Code of Australia and software manuals; - use language, terminology and concepts appropriate to industry conventions; - coordinate workflows according to priorities and agreed timelines; - meet project milestone requirements; - confirm outputs meet project requirements; - teamwork skills for collaboration and consultation with both external and internal personnel; - create and/or use object data and component libraries; - analyse file structures and use them effectively; - self management skills to enable the production of documentation within allocated time frame; - learning skills in self directed approach to updating skills in software use and knowledge of emerging technologies; - technology skills to use software applications suitable for production of documentation required for the project; - numeracy skills to produce required documentation, and; - problem solving skills to determine integration of workflows. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - functions, operation and management of software programs required for the production of various stages of project documentation; - the application of standards and conventions in the production and management of architectural documentation; - Australian and International Standards for BIM data sharing; - purpose and benefits of project outputs to related contexts; - construction and materials technology in the production of architectural documentation; - principles of design and their application; - principles of designing objects and spaces in three-dimensions and their translation into computer-based design methodologies; - organisational quality requirements for the production of digital outputs; - organisational and legislative requirements for documentation in all stages of the building design project; - occupational health and safety (OHS)/work health and safety (WHS) legislation and guidelines relevant to software use; - recognition of file structures; - development and use of file structures, and; - features of file structures for BIM management.

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