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PDC86973 - Industrial Design Processes

Course Details

Course Summary

The Furnishing Industry uses a wide range of material such as timber, metals, wood products, adhesives, hardware and surface finishes. This 3-day workshop introduces some of the common materials and products used in a Senior Furnishing class. You will be introduced to the different hand tools and equipment used in a Furnishing classroom. You will be required to complete a number of joints used in a Senior Furnishing classroom and design & construct a cabinet. You will be provided with suggested techniques and practical skills that are helpful in the teaching a Furnishing class.

This 3-day residential school includes: Knowledge of furnishing designs and processes will be gained through working with hand skills and real world applications. Students will design, develop, adapt and evaluate projects utilising hands on skills.

Resources provided for participants: All consumables (i.e. materials necessary to undertake workshop activities).

This is a Professional Development workshop which is awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Entry Requirements

Teachers working in Queensland who need to upskill in the discipline. The workshop is limited to 4 students only.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this Professional Development workshop, enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the Professional Development workshop , students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Professional Development Course

Professional Development workshop is 24 hours.

  • Mixed Mode
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Plan and develop a series of design based activities for construction
  2. Understand the use, development and impact of design concepts through the construction of a series of design based activities
  3. Apply appropriate problem solving procedures to enact the construction of a designed product
  4. Investigate how to plan, sequence, implement and assess design application processes used in the production of projects incorporated in the senior year's of industrial technology and design teaching area
  5. Recognise and apply basic skills sequences and procedures using design processes required for teaching cabinet making technologies
  6. Critically evaluate specific applications of tools and equipment used in the manufacture of products for cabinet making
  7. Apply appropriate workplace health and safety and maintenance practices when engaging in design and manufacturing activities
  8. Communicate and work professionally in peer learning teams.


  • Practical course work (during the workshop)
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