Course Title: Produce technical drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: GRAP6358C

Course Title: Produce technical drawings

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
 describe physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used for technical drawing work
 explain technical drawing techniques and their application to a range of contexts and subject matter
 explain current standards and conventions for technical drawing
 describe work health and safety requirements for preparation of technical drawing materials and equipment.

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.

In class activities may include:

class exercises to review discussions/lectures
practical demonstrations
design activities or projects
peer teaching and class presentations
independent project based work
teacher directed group activities/projects
studio practice

‘work shopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback

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.

Teaching Schedule

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.


Program Name

Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration



Course Name

Produce Technical Drawing

Course Code

  National Code                                       



Teaching Schedule

Semester 2, 2018 Outline will be uploaded onto Canvas-MyRMIT










Self Directed







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



1.1  ,1.2,1.3


Practice your own style of Architectural lettering in preparation for Task 1




Drafting Conventions

 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, Dimensioning, North Symbols.

Task1 Drafting Conventions

Using Architectural symbols and conventions draft a copy of the sheet provided onto A3 tracing paper in pencil.

Complete in ink with A3 tracing overlay (Due Week 11)













Supervised studio activity

Finalise Work on Task1 Drafting Conventions

1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4



Task 1


Orthographic project:

What is a plan, an elevation and section?

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

Task 2 Residential House Plan;

Plan to be converted to scale 1:50 scale.

Draft a floor plan and one elevation of the house to be provided ontoA3 cartridge paper in pencil. Include complete kitchen and bathroom layouts using architectural symbols and conventions. Plan and elevation to be traced onto tracing paper in using correct line weights ( due Week14





Supervised studio activity:

Complete house plan in pencil. 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

Task 3 Residential Bathroom Project






Supervise studio activity

Finalise work on task 2

Task3: Residential Bathroom Project:

Draft existing bathroom plan 4 elevations , reflected ceiling plan and Axonometric drawing from site measurements,

All drawings to be drafted in pencil, traced in ink and tracing (Due Week 16)

2.1, 2.2, 2.3



Task 2


Orthographic projection

Task3 Annotation and line weights for Bathroom drawings

Reflected ceiling plan/ electrical

Isometric drawing


Task 3 produce an Axonometric drawing from site measurements

2.1, 2.2, 2.3




Supervised Studio Activity

Task 3 Bathroom plan, elevation and Isometric drawing to be traced in ink and photocopied for submission

2.3, 2.4



Task 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Australian Standards AS1100.301-2008 Technical Drawing Part 301: Archtitecural drawing Http://


Yee,R (1997). Architectural drawing. A compendium of types & methods. New York: John Wiley Wilkie, G& Arden, s (2001). Building your home. A comprehensive guide for Australian owner builders. Australia: New  Holland Publishers Ching, FDK, & Adams C. (2001) Building construction illustrated. 3rd Ed Canada: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Other Resources

Equipment & Materials

Black lead pencils 2 each of HB, H , 2H

1 Pencil eraser ( white)

1 Blue ink erasor

1A3 size Cartridge Drawing Paper pad (110 gsm)

1 A3 size Tracing Paper pad (110 gsm)

1 Scale Ruler eg : Kent  No . 403 or Staedtler 561 98-2 (scales needed on rule 1:100, 1: 50, 1 :20)

1 45/ 45 degree set square (or adjustable set square)


1 sat technical Drawing pens or fine liners :0.1, 0.3, 0.5

1 staedtler mars Circle Template no 510

1 roll of masking tape

No 10 surgical blade

Overview of Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
 equipment and materials required to produce technical drawings
 documented technical drawing requirements
 workplace documentation
 relevant people.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will consist of thee technical drawings projects:Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both. To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Task 1: An exercise in which you will demonstrate skills and knowledge in drafting conventions - Due Week 13

Task 2: A technical drawing of a residential house plan - Due Week 16

Task 3: Technical drawings of a residential bathroom - Due Week 16


You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

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 (

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment

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

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.
Feedback - 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.

Student feedback at RMIT:
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Student Progress
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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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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.
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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
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