Course Title: Produce technical drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: GRAP5355C

Course Title: Produce technical drawings

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4355 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

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 performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply a range of techniques to produce technical drawings that meet required standards and conventions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD303A Produce technical drawings


Prepare for technical drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify technical drawing requirements with reference to relevant documentation and in consultation with appropriate people
1.2 Identify factors that may impact on technical drawing work
1.3 Review the purpose of drawings and select appropriate techniques
1.4 Prepare equipment and materials according to relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements


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 time

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the elements

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 room presentations
  • independent project based work
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • studio practice


Workshopping of students project including peer/lecturer feedback

Please note: While your teacher will cover all material in the schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources

Teaching Schedule

 Week 8Orientation:

What is technical drawing? materials & equipment required. Using equipment.

 Week 9
(W/C 15-04-13)
Week 10
(W/C 22-04-13)
 Drafting Conventions: Sheet sizes. Title blocks. Lettering. Scale. Line weights. Symbols and abbreviations.
Project 1: Drafting Conventions
 Week 12 1 & 2
 Week 11
(W/C 29-04-13
 Orthographic projection: Plan, elevation and section.

Project 2: Residential House Plan

 Week 14 1 & 2
 Week 12
(W/C 06-05-13)
 Supervised studio activity: Complete house plan in pencil. Begin to ink up plan ready to complete next week.  1, 2 & 3
 Week 13
(W/C 13-05-13)
 Drafting Conventions: Drafting in ink, line weights. Annotations.  1, 2 & 3
 Week 14
(W/C 20-05-13)
 Orthographic projection:
Site measure tips and equipment.
Project 3: Residential Bathroom
 Week 16 1, 2 & 3
 Week 15
(W/C 27-05-13)
 Supervised studio activity:
Existing bathroom plan and elevations to be drafted in pencil.
Proposed bathroom plan to be worked out using 1:20 scale
  1, 2 & 3
 Week 16
(W/C 03-06-13)
 Supervised studio activity:
Existing and proposed bathroom plan and elevations to be traced in ink
 Week 16 1, 2 & 3

Please note: While your teacher will cover all material in the schedule, the weekly order is subject to change
 depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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
  • 1 60/30 degree set square
  • 1 sat technical Drawing pens ( steel tip sizes required : 0 .25 0.35, 0.5, ) or ( felt tip staedtler . 1, 3, 5)
  • 1 staedtler mars Circle Templare no 510
  • 1 roll of masking tape
  • No 10 surgical blade

Overview of Assessment

Assessment fro this course will be project based. .


Assessment Tasks

Task 1 : An exercise in which you will demonstrate skills and knowledge in drafting conventions

Due Week 11

Task 2  A technical drawing of a residential house plan

Due Week 14

Task 3 Technical drawing 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:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage

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.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works

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.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Further links - Application for extension of time

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity

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