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The built environment provides the setting in which we live our lives.  Lives are shaped by our experiences in spaces, places and buildings, and the design and creation of these can enhance the quality of life for individuals and support the effective functioning of communities.  An understanding of design and how it works can enhance an individual's ability to connect with their environment, to learn from it, to grow within it and contribute towards it.

Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards & Certification, 2019, Housing and design, level 3, Tasmanian Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards & Certification

This subject guide will help you to locate the resources you will find particularly useful when commencing your studies in this area. Here is the best place to find books, information about databases and a guide to appropriate websites.

Referencing advice: The TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (author/date) format. 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.

Independent studies (IPs): When undertaking any independent study, research or book review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you 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.

Faculty Resources: All material purchased for teachers from the Technology Faculty - Housing and Design is available for student use if it is not required by the teachers. The resources are kept in the Library and can be found by using the Library catalogue.