Interior Architecture Practice Simulation - 2018

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 4
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Expression of Interest (20%) , Assignment 2 - Documented Design (50%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

The foci of this unit are the contemporary local, national and international realities of Interior Architecture practice. This unit investigates and simulates issues, complexities and opportunities presented by Interior Architecture and Design practice. It is structured as two separate components: 1. an online practice module explores practice law and contracts. 2. the studio-based practice simulation offers a given brief that is worked through via a series of essential components of practice including: positioning the (Interior Architecture) practice, developing and pitching the concept to the client, processes of procurement, design studio culture and production, ethical practice, and management issues/working as a group to produce a set of documentation drawings (simulating the realities of practice). Self-directed learning and 'out of the box' thinking are encouraged. This unit prepares students for the transition to practice.

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At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. recognise and critique local, national and international issues, complexities and opportunities in Interior Architecture practice
  2. recognise and develop an understanding of practice law and contracts
  3. synthesise and manage information appropriate to the production and presentation of simulated processes in the practice of Interior Architecture
  4. think and work creatively to define and resolve complex problems.
  • Assignment 1 — Expression of Interest (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Documented Design (50%)
  • Assignment 3 — Online Component (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Unit Introduction
2Establishing a Practice
3Managing a Practice
4Financial Management & Establishing a Fee
5Introduction to Law and Australia's Legal System
6Contract Law & Torts
7Dispute Resolution
8Codes and Standards
9Client/Designer Agreement & Consultant Engagement
10Contract Administration - Role & Commencement
11Contract Administration - In Progress & Completion
12Ethics & Codes of Conduct

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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