Course Title: Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: BUSM8868C

Course Title: Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5396 - Diploma of Interior Design

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Daniel Martin 

Nominal Hours: 25

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 course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with MSFID4016 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors and MSFKB4015 Research and recommend materials, components and finishes for Kitchen design.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and use information that supports ethical and compliant work practice or product specification in the relevant industry. It includes the requirement to be able to maintain currency of knowledge.

This unit applies to any individual whose work involves taking responsibility for determining and following the compliance regimes and ethical frameworks that apply to an area of work. This may include work in design, manufacture and service and/or product provision.

No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFGN4001 Research and meet ethical and compliance requirements


1. Research information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify credible sources of compliance and ethical practice information

1.2 Evaluate areas of work and determine scope of requirements

1.3 Access and interpret information relevant to the specific area of work

1.4 Identify risks, penalties and consequences of non-compliance and unethical approaches

1.5 Organise and store gathered information in a format that allows for ongoing use


2. Use information in work practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Recognise work situations where ethical and compliance requirements must be considered

2.2 Apply and adapt specific and relevant information to the work situation and maintain accurate work records

2.3 Communicate and promote ethical and compliance considerations to clients and colleagues based on the work situation

2.4 Recognise actual or potential non-compliance or unethical practice and use effective problem-solving to develop response

2.5 Recognise situations requiring specialist expert advice and assess and obtain credible sources of assistance


3. Maintain currency of knowledge

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and use opportunities to maintain knowledge of current compliance requirements and ethical frameworks

3.2 Share updated knowledge with colleagues and clients and support improved practice through discussion

3.3 Identify situations where work practices could be improved to meet compliance and ethical responsibilities

3.4 Support improved practice through proactive engagement in review and adjustment of processes and protocols

Learning Outcomes

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.

Details of Learning Activities

In the VIRTUAL classroom activities may include:

-video tutorials

-class/group discussions

-student presentations

-group based project work

 Out of class activities may include:

-online research

-analysis / critique of relevant reading material

-independent project based work

-teacher directed activities/projects

-group based project work

Teaching Schedule

Flexible study allows you to study online by participating in lectures and tutorials via Canvas, our online learning and teaching platform, to ensure continued learning throughout this period.


For Semester 2 all of your classes and assessments have been rearranged to suit this learning format.


Canvas has been designed so that the learning experience is consistent throughout all your courses.

We have taken your feedback and adjusted the way we do things for Semester 2.


Studio Session 1

Online Resources

Assessment Due



Welcome to the course, Introduction of AT2 and AT3 Briefs

Materials and Finishes Resources



The briefing process, how to get the required information from a client.

Materials and Finishes Resources

AT2 (Client Profile) Due


The manufacture process. How is joinery made ?

Materials and Finishes Resources



Ikea kitchens (Kitchen 1) The flat pack option.

Materials and Finishes Resources

AT2 (Return Briefs) Due


Planning kitchens, firstly on paper

Materials and Finishes Resources



Prepare a kitchen using CAD/ SketchUp

Materials and Finishes Resources



AT1 Knowledge Lecture

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance



Presentation to whole group using Collaborate Ultra

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance

AT2 Kitchen 1 Due

AT3 Kitchen 1 Package and Presentation Due


Planning kitchens, planning exercise using standard modules

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance



Preparation for Knowledge Questions

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance

 AT1 Knowledge Questions



Final Studio and sign off from teacher prior to Kitchen 2 presentation

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance



Presentation to whole group using Collaborate Ultra

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance

AT2 Kitchen 2 Due

AT3 Kitchen 2 Package and Presentation Due


Studio time, work on final kitchen

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance



Studio time, work on final kitchen

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance



Studio time, work on final kitchen

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance



Studio time, work on final kitchen

Materials and Finishes Resources /

Ethical Compliance

AT2 Kitchen 3 Due

AT3 Kitchen 3 Package and Presentation Due


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course.

Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include tasks and projects.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

AT-01 - Knowledge Questions Due: Week 10

AT-02 - Kitchen Design Due: Weeks 2,4,8,12 and 16

AT-03 - Presentations Due: Weeks 8,12 and 16

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 DLU 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

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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), and for that resubmission, if deemed competent, you may only receive a


Late Submission

Submissions will only be accepted up to 3 working days after the due date and time, with appropriate

documentation ie a medical certificate. Apart from the exceptions listed above, submissions received

in this period can only receive a Pass (50%), if deemed competent.


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).

An outline of the matrix will be available in Canvas in this course in the assessment task itself

Other Information

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.

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

Would you like to get better at studying, writing, or researching for your assignments? The Library has everything you need to develop your academic skills, improve your marks and save time;



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.

Please see following access to the Student progress policy webpage;



Here is a guide to submitting assessments on Canvas;


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Please see following access for more information on Academic Integrity at RMIT;


IT orientation

It's time to get ready;




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