DVC111 & 212

Design and Visual Communication


In this class you will learn how use the Technology cycle to explore and design an architecture project- either a container 'glamping' site ( Year 11's) or an Artist residence (Year 12's ). Year 12's may also opt into a Product design standard.

Below is an EQUIPMENT LIST an OVERVIEW of what we plan to do over the course of the year as well as the SKILLS and KEY COMPETENCIES we will cover as part of this course. Please see the assessment page for which standards, number of credits and when assessments are due

A DVC pack can be purchased from Gordon Harris, Schools Direct for $43 for Year 11's or $28 for Year 12's. Please pay the school office by the Friday the 5th April or you can opt to purchase the items yourself using the list provided. NOTE: many of these items are specialist DVC equipment that cannot be found locally. We get a good discount on them and as we order in bulk do not have to pay for freight.

Good quality 2H, HB and 2B Pencils can be purchased from the office for $1.00 each. Bring receipt to Mrs Chapman to receive your pencil.


Year 11

Equipment List


Year 12

Equipment List

LEVEL 1 DVC- a week by week breakdown of tasks and when assessments are due

DVC111 2019

LEVEL 2 DVC- a week by week breakdown of tasks and when assessments are due

DVC212 2019


Freehand sketching, quick and sustained rendering to show form and materiality, crating, line hierarchy, crows feet, Instrumental drawing, isometric, oblique, orthographic, 1 and 2 point perspective, research skills, stakeholder consultation skills, collaboration skills, web design skills, 3D model making, paper craft, use of laser cutter and 3D printer.

Computer aided design using Archicad, Planner 5D, Sweet home 3D, Tinkercad

Key Competencies

Thinking- Thinking how your actions will affect others. Research and analysis skills, producing several different designs for your project and choosing the best one, problem solving during designing and evaluating your final design.

Relating to others- Being kind to others, using your manners, sharing resources and equipment in a fair way. Including everybody. Asking for help when needed

Using language, symbols, and texts- Knowing and being able to use of drawing conventions- different line types, symbols, being able to present your work neatly

Managing self- staying on task, working safely, working to the best of your ability

Participating and contributing- Participating in group discussions, giving stakeholder feedback to peers on their designs. Helping others if they do not know what to do.