Course Title: Produce technical drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: GRAP6358C

Course Title: Produce technical drawings

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4402 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

John Perperis


Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply a range of techniques to produce technical drawings that meet required standards and conventions. It applies to individuals who use technical drawings in various contexts. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings


1. Prepare for technical drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify drawing requirements by referring to project documentation and consulting with appropriate people

1.2 Identify factors that may impact on technical drawing work

1.3 Select techniques to fit the purpose of the drawings

1.4 Prepare equipment and materials according to workplace procedures and safety requirements


2. Create technical drawings

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply appropriate conventions and standards to technical drawings

2.2 Prepare and review preliminary drawings in consultation with relevant people and confirm required amendments

2.3 Produce technical drawings that are consistent with concept and purpose of drawings

2.4 Finalise and submit technical drawings within agreed timeframes

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements of this unit for learning outcomes.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.The delivery mode will be face to face. 

In class the activities will include:

Design activities or projects

Class presentations

Group discussions

Online research

Independent project based work

Studio Practice


Out of class activities may include:

Online research

Independent project based work

Teacher directed activities / projects


Teaching Schedule

AT1 Exercise to Demonstrate Skills and Knowledge in drafting conventions Due Week 3

AT2 Bathroom Renovation Due Week 5

AT3 Knowledge Quiz Due Week 5

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Library support

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (

Study and Learning support

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Overview of Assessment

The assessment is project based.

Assessment Tasks


COURSE  CONTENT                                                                                                                        

DUE DATE                      ELEMENTS                           
Week 1


Session 1


Aims and Learning outcomes, purpose of technical drawings. Role of standards, discipline that utilise technical drawing, material and drawing equipment required for this subject. Introduction to Architectural

Lettering. Power Points Demonstration


Session 2

Drafting Task 1

Drafting Dimensions

Standards sheets sizes, Title blocks Architectural lettering. How to understand scale. Line Weights, Graphics symbols, reference symbols and abbreviations for: door windows, walls, construction materials, fittings furniture lighting electrical, Dimensions, North Symbols Using Architectural symbols and conventions draft a copy of the sheet provided onto A3 tracing paper in pen.

Complete in ink with A3 tracing overlay (Due Week 3)



Week 2

Session 3.

Supervised studio activity

Finalise Work on Task 1 Drafting Conventions Orthographic Project:

What is a plan, an elevation and section?

How to lay out a page. Reference symbols. Drawing, titles. Cross reference drawings. Dimensions


Session 4

Task 2 Bathroom Renovations

 Plan to be converted to scale 1:20 scale.

Draft a floor plan and four elevations of the bathroom provided onto A3 cartridge paper in pencil. using architectural symbols and conventions. Plan and elevation to be traced onto tracing paper in using correct line weights (due Week 5)

Place all fixtures and fittings  from the brief into Bathroom Plan and project into Elevation




 Week 3

Session 5

Supervised studio activity: Client

Consultation- Role Play 

Complete Bath Plan & Elevations - showing changes that the client has requested. Begin to ink up plan to plan to complete next week.

Drafting Conventions

Review drafting in ink and line weight. Dash lines. Annotations. Include annotation to plan

Session 6

Task 2: Residential Bathroom Renovation

Continue to draft existing bathroom plan ,4 elevations, with placement of fixtures and fittings, reflected ceiling plan ,and Axonometric drawing from site measurements,

All drawings to be drafted in pencil, traced in ink  on tracing (Due Week 5)

Due Task 1  1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4
Week 4

Session 7

Task 3 Research Knowledge Test Orthographic projection

Task 2 Annotation and line weights for Bathroom drawings

Session 8

Reflected ceiling plan/ electrical


Isometric drawing



Week 5

Session 9

Supervised studio activity:

Complete Bath plan in Elevation l. Begin to ink up plan.

Drafting Conventions

Review drafting in ink and line weight. Dash lines. Annotations. Include annotation to plan

Session 10

Task 2 Submission Bathroom plan, elevation and Isometric drawing to be traced in ink and photocopied for:

Submit your final set of drawings

Table of content

Floor Plan 1:20

Reflected ceiling Plan 1:20

Elevations of each wall 1:20

3D view

Due Task 2

Due Task 3


Assessment Matrix


An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)


Other Information

Assessment / Late Submission

All assessment information for this course can be found on the course’s Canvas shell, in conjunction with assessment information communicated in class by the teacher.



This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment;


CA: Competency achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment

SEC: Stopped engagement in course

WDR: Withdrawn from course


All work for Assessable Tasks is required to be submitted on the due date and time as outlined in the Assessment Briefs. Exception to this is where an approved ELS plan, an application for Special Consideration or an approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the task’s due date with appropriate documentation. 


Please visit the following link on the RMIT website for all information regarding adjustments to assessable work; 


Adjustments to assessment;


Special consideration;


Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA);



If your work is incomplete, you are strongly encouraged to submit your work on the due date, in order to meet the submission requirements. Should it be below competency you may be asked to resubmit within 5 working days.




Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension of time for your assessable work.

Please see following access for the details on applying for extension of time to assessments;

Special consideration;


Application for extension of time;


Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA);



The major learning experience involves studio-based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.



Use Canvas to access your course content and announcements, submit assignments, and receive your grades and feedback;



Student feedback at RMIT:

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

The following link is an outline and ways that you will receive your feedback at RMIT;


Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

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Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

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Here is a guide to submitting assessments on Canvas;


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
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