Course Title: Manage design realisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: GRAP5350C

Course Title: Manage design realisation

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6127 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact: Meredith Chesney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9165

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Meredith Chesney


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

None required.

Course Description

In this unit you will plan, develop and implement a design in response to key stakeholders requirements. This design process will involve negotiating design requirements, developing budgets, and working with external suppliers in order to achieve an effective design realisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES601A Manage design realisation


1. Plan realisation of the design

Performance Criteria:

  • Collect, analyse and maintain relevant information on the design
  • Discuss and agree on standards of work and monitoring requirements with appropriate stakeholders
  • Develop clear plan and schedule for design realisation, including key roles and responsibilities linked to time lines and budget


2. ?Implement and monitor realisation of the design

Performance Criteria:

  • Organise and/or allocate resources to achieve the realisation of design within required standards, timeframes and budget
  • Liaise with others involved in design realisation to ensure obligations and quality standards are met within time, budget and technical resources
  • Maintain accurate, relevant and complete documentation in accordance with agreed standards
  • Monitor process to ensure integrity of design is maintained at all times, including through the process of challenging and interrogating own design work
  • Promptly identify difficulties or problems that arise in relation to realisation of the design and take action to rectify the situation


3. Liaise and negotiate with stakeholders

Performance Criteria:

  • Establish and maintain appropriate communication channels with relevant stakeholders
  • Pro-actively seek and provide information to facilitate effective design realisation
  • Adhere to agreed terms and conditions or negotiate appropriate changes in light of changed circumstances
  • Negotiate and agree on revisions with relevant parties in a professional manner, to enhance quality of outcome


4. Complete design process

Performance Criteria:

  • Finalise design outcomes in accordance with terms and conditions
  • Seek feedback from key stakeholders on finished design and make final adjustments as agreed
  • Evaluate completed design in relation to own work and overall process, to inform future practice

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

Learning activities will take place in a studio and computer laboratory 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:

  • in class demonstrations and presentations by teacher
  • class exercises
  • workshops including use of industry based equipment and materials
  • knowledge and practical tests
  • simulated workplace activities
  • design activities or projects
  • independent project based work
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • online tutorials and activities
  • student presentations
  • group discussions
  • Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation
  • review and revision
  • group projects
  • peer teaching & learning
  • workshopping of student projects including peer/teacher feedback
  • visits to industry, seminars, events and exhibitions
  • guest lectures/presentations
  • analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • research


Out of class activities may include:

  • independent project based work
  • completion of outstanding work
  • online tutorials and activities
  • independent research
  • studio practice
  • review and revision
  • analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • research

Teaching Schedule


Session Details

• Due to the nature of this unit, a dynamic timeline is required. It may be modified to suit product type
and production requirements. This will be done in conjunction with stakeholders. Knowledge workshop focus will be scheduled to align with current activities.

Due Dates


Course Introduction “O Week”




Knowledge workshop 1 - Revision including Advanced Pre-flighting & Document Forensics

Discussion about course projects, signature items and exhibition/event



Project 1 (Signature Item) - Ideation & Concept

Knowledge workshop 2 - Embellishment TBC 



Project 1 (Signature Item) - Creation & Development

Knowledge workshop 3 - Embellishment TBC



Project 1 (Signature Item) - Creation, Development & Production

Knowledge workshop 4 - Imposition, Step & Repeat TBC (Business Card)






Project 1 (Signature Item) - Review, Refine & Production

Knowledge Test

Knowledge workshop 5 - Image Editing (Magic Numbers) TBC

Knowledge Test 1 


Project 1 (Signature Item) - Review, Refine & Production

Knowledge workshop 6 - Paper TBC

Study tour



Project 1 (Signature Item) - Submission

  • Finalise Mockup
  • Prepare for Submission including: Rationale, Digital Files, Mockup, Process Outline & Project Overview

Knowledge workshop - Spot colours, Colour Referencing Libraries & Pantones TBC 

Study tour

Project 1 


Project 2 (Exhibition Production)

Weeks 10 - 16 are dedicated to the planning, creation and production of all material related to end of year event/exhibition/industry night.

Due to the dynamic nature of this project, a detailed production plan and timeline will be created in consultation with all stakeholders and based on negotiated items and the processes required. It may need be modified to suit production and other factors throughout the process.



Project 2 (Exhibition Production)



Project 2 (Exhibition Production) 



Project 2 (Exhibition Production)

 Project 2 


Project 2 (Exhibition Production)



Project 2 (Exhibition Production)
Knowledge Test 2


Knowledge Test 2 


Finalise Exhibition Collateral



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Title: A Guide to Graphic Print Production – 3rd edition / [Kaj Johansson, Peter Lundberg, Robert Ryberg]. Author: Johansson, K. (Kaj) Other Author(s): Lundberg, Peter. and Ryberg, Robert. Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011.


Title: Graphic Design : Australian style manual Author: Andrew Townley Barnum ... [et al.]. Other Author(s):Barnum, Andrew Townley. Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. : McGraw-Hill, 2011.


Title: Extra : Encyclopaedia of experimental print finishing
Author: Franziska. Morlok ;Till Beckmann; Markus Zehentbauer; Uwe Jäger 1960-


Title: Production for Print
Author: Gatter, Mark
Publication date: 2010


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the Learning Hub at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year.

You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.

Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning. The University Library has extensive resources for Design 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

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks. Assessment tasks are:

  • Design Project 1 (30% of final grade)
  • Exhibition Project 1 (50% of final grade)
  • Knowledge Test 1 (10% of final grade)
  • Knowledge Test 2 (10% of final grade)

Assessment Tasks

This course has 4 projects, which must all be completed and submitted.

There are also exercises which provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial assessment projects. You should engage in all exercises. The exercises help provide evidence of competency.

Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard to be deemed competent.

PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL NOTE: Assessments are NOT based solely on final submission of the project, if other requirements such as presentations; progress; milestones are specifically indicated on the Timeline (Teaching Schedule) and Assessment Project Instructions. Such additional items and their due dates will form part of the overall assessment.

Due week 09

Due week 13

Knowledge & Skills Test 1
Due week 07

Knowledge & Skills Test 2
Due week 15


At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment are:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
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 aspect of your 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 for success.



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 Progress

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



When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every summative assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-­digital submission use the printed form provided. For digital online submission please use e­Submission process. Information regarding the e­Submission process


Special Consideration Policy, Late Submission & Extensions

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. Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration

Any student seeking an extension, should aim at doing so a minimum of 2 days before the deadline. Work submitted late and without an extension at any point will incur late penalties in accordance with university policy. If you require an extension you must complete an extension form with evidence supporting your application and hand this to your instructor. Further links­ Application for extension of time


On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission

On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your overall grade for each assessment task.

The following adjustments for late submission will be made: Work submitted late will be assessed for competency only. Submissions are only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity. Academic Integrity

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