Housing and Design (TASC Level 3)

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Housing and Design (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

Housing and Design Level 3 develops learners’ knowledge, skills and capabilities to respond to design problems relating to indoor and outdoor living spaces

Through an integrated Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) inquiry model using individual and collaborative learning experiences, learners will consider environmental, aesthetic, functional, social, technological and ergonomic influences and impacts.

TASC. Housing and Design. Level 3, HDS315118, 2020.

Course information for TASC Housing and Design level 3 can be found here.

Investigation Project (IPs): When undertaking any investigation project, independent study, research or literature review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Housing and Design.

Library Resources
AV Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a basic keyword search to get you quickly to the resources you will find on our shelves.

The following Dewey Numbers can also help you find resources located on our shelves.

On the shelves

For a more focused search you may like to use the following subject headings in the Library catalogue.

Subject Headings

Collection Highlights

Architecture - International

Architects and Architecture - Australia

Architects and Architecture - International

Interior design

Study guides

The TASC states you must be able to work in teams, as well as on individual projects. The following Palgrave Study skills books may be of assistance:

Reference resources

Reference material can include dictionaries, encyclopaedia, yearbooks and almanacs. Reference material can be a way to determine basic information about a new or unfamiliar topic.

General reference

  • The World Book


The Library houses the following magazines on our shelves.


AV Resources

Kevin McCloud television series

Grand Designs

Presenter Kevin McCloud follows some of Britain's most ambitious self-building projects, as intrepid individuals attempt to design and construct the home of their dreams

Grand Designs Australia - hosted by Peter Maddison

Dream Build

Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

If in doubt always check with your teacher. For further information read the Library Fact Sheet Evaluating Information from the Web.

Online Reference

Online Magazines

Web Resources - General

International Sites

Australian Sites

Web resources - Architects



20th century


Web resources - Sustainability

Web resources - Tiny homes

Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard style for Housing and Design. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.