This unit specifies the outcomes required to present a design concept for an architectural project. The design could be for a residential (Building Code of Australia (BCA) Classes 1 and 10) or commercial (BCA Classes 2 to 9) building. It includes reviewing the project brief, developing presentation materials and presenting the final design concept to relevant stakeholders. Materials for presentation could include preliminary drawings, computer generated drawings/images, or models. It requires the ability to effectively clarify or communicate ideas and the design concept to stakeholders.

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).

Unit details

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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; - read and interpret project brief and architectural documentation; - use language, terminology and concepts appropriate to industry conventions; - facilitation and presentation skills to communicate design concept to stakeholders; - sketch preliminary presentation drawings using a variety of media and different techniques; - communicate design ideas and concepts in sketch format; - prepare documentation to an accepted industry standard; - identify requirements for presentation according to project brief; - liaise with stakeholders to plan presentation; - develop presentation that meets client requirements; - produce presentation materials to industry standard to assist client in understanding key features of design; - plan, prepare and facilitate a design presentation; - complete work within accepted time frames; - complete presentation materials using a variety of computer software; - operate presentation equipment; - develop presentation materials; - self management skills to coordinate own responsibilities in planning presentation within designated time frame; - teamwork skills during consultation with, and coordination of, internal and external personnel, and; - work safely in a design drafting working environment according to legislation and workplace policies and procedures. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - techniques required for sketches/drawings; colour and its applications and rendering techniques and applications; - relationship between sketching and rendering techniques and the appropriate media; - functions and operation of computer digital editing applications; - presentation methods and techniques, and; - occupational health and safety (OHS)/work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the development and facilitation of a design presentation.

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