Subject details

  • Topics
    • Unit Introduction
    • Establishing a Practice
    • Managing a Practice
    • Financial Management & Establishing a Fee
    • Introduction to Law and Australia's Legal System
    • Contract Law & Torts
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Codes and Standards
    • Client/Designer Agreement & Consultant Engagement
    • Contract Administration - Role & Commencement
    • Contract Administration - In Progress & Completion
    • Ethics & Codes of Conduct
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. examine and interpret relevant practice law and contracts
  2. synthesise, manage and communicate information appropriate to the production and presentation of simulated processes in the practice of Interior Architecture
  3. define and resolve the complexities of practice using creative thinking and problem solving skills
  4. incorporate ethical and sustainable work practices working independently and collaboratively in the fulfilment of the project brief's requirements.
  • Assignment 1 - Documented Design Project Part A - Group (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Documented Design Project Part B - Individual (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - e-Test (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces the reality of contemporary professional practice, and allows students to consider and prepare for opportunities for future industry employment. Contemporary local, national and international transdisciplinary realities of Interior Architecture practice are the foci of this subject, which investigates and simulates real-life issues, complexities and opportunities in practice. The subject is structured as two separate components: an online practice module that explores issues relating to the professional practice of interior architecture, including practice law and contracts; and, a studio-based practice simulation, which works through a given brief from idea conception through to documentation drawings and includes industry culture, and ethics within the profession. The Practice Simulation challenge is to work effectively within a group to meet the brief while at the same time producing individual output which mirrors authentic design practice. Self-directed and “out of the box” thinking is encouraged.

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