Course Title: Make scale models
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: VART6336C
Course Title: Make scale models
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design
Course Contact: Robin Blood
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make 3-dimensional (3D) scale models in response to specifications, which may be part of a brief. The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to make accurate scale models to designed specifications. Design skills are found in other units within the Visual Arts Craft and Design Training Package. People working in many industries require the skills and knowledge in this unit, and the unit is written to allow for contextualisation to a particular industry context. Within the cultural industries this unit is relevant for people working across multiple sectors.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVACD304A Make scale models
1. Prepare to make scale models
1.1 Clarify scale model requirements based on relevant documentation, verbal briefs and consultation with relevant people
1.2 Identify potential challenges and plan work to minimise risk in consultation with relevant personnel
1.3 Select techniques for model making consistent with project objectives and parameters
1.4 Confirm requirements for presenting final scale models
1.5 Confirm equipment, materials and work space requirements
1.6 Set up work space and equipment according to safety considerations and organisational procedures
2. Complete model construction
2.1 Safely make preliminary models representing core dimensions in line with specifications
2.2 Review preliminary models against objectives and specifications in consultation with others as required
2.3 Make adjustments to models as required
2.4 Complete models consistent with objectives and other parameters
2.5 Present models to relevant colleagues in line with project and organisational requirements
2.6 Follow organisational storage and inventory procedures
2.7 Seek and use feedback from others to improve own skills
On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.
During this course you will be shown different methods and meterials that will allow you to build a model of your designs. You will work from drawings, mock-ups and CAD/CAM models to fabricate accurate and neatly finished representations of your products.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place in a workshop using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study to complete assignments outside class time.
In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation
Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.
|Session||Class Content - To complete for each course||Learning elements|
|1||Introduction to course:
Very detailed explanation and discussion, with samples, of the standards expected from students within this unit to gauge competent or non competent standards. Also show and discuss presentation standards and packaging of work. Demonstration of accurate foam model making and finishing techniques.
|2||Set Project 1. Explain and demonstrate safety, tools, techniques and requirements, show samples. Students commence project.||1,2|
|3||Paint demo for project.||1,2|
|4||Continue with project 1.||1,2|
|5||Continue with project 1.||1,2|
Project 1 due. Demo of foam covering and finishing materials and techniques. Set Project 2, students to come in with ideas for next week..
|7||Continue with Project 2. Explain and demonstrate safety, tools, techniques and requirements, show samples. Students commence project.||1,2|
|8||Continue with Project 2.||1,2|
|9||Continue with Project 2.||1,2|
|10||Continue with Project 2.||1,2|
|11||Continue with Project 2.||1,2|
|12||Project 2 Due. Set Project 3. Explain and demonstrate safety, tools, techniques and requirements, show samples. Students commence project.||1,2|
|13||Continue with Project 3. International Design Forum 14th May.||1,2|
|14||Continue with Project 3.||1,2|
|15||Continue with Project 3.||1,2|
|16||Student Assessment and presentations||1,2|
|Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.|
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
The assessment context must provide for:
• practical demonstration of skills using required materials, tools and equipment to make scale models for a specific workplace purpose
Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:
• evaluation of scale models made by the candidate
• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of scale model-making techniques
• review of portfolios of evidence
• third party workplace reports of performance by the candidatethe candidate
Assessment methods should closely reflect workplace demands and the needs of particular groups (eg people with disabilities, and people who may have literacy or numeracy difficulties eg speakers of languages other than English, remote communities and those with
The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
Assessment task Content/requirements Hand out Date Due date
1 Vac-formed card holder Project Week 1 Week 6
2 Wooden Model Project Week 6 Week 12
3 Resin Casting Project Week 12 Week 16
Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Product Design
CHD Competent with high distinction 80 - 100 Highly developed
CDI Competent with distinction 70 - 79 Well developed
CC Competent with credit 60 - 69 Developed
CAG Competent achieved - graded 50 - 59 Sound
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not submit for assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course on your online Blackboard portal.
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.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources and student progression.
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