Course Title: Setting Up A Workshop

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: BUIL5382

Course Title: Setting Up A Workshop

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5111 - Diploma of Arts (Furniture Design)

Course Contact : Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email:julian.pratt@rmit.edu


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bruce Moonie: bruce.moonie@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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

Pre-requisites: BUIL 5376, GRAP 9424C, NONE 8225C

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to set up a furniture design and construction workshop for individual or group needs.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBK211 Setting up a workshop


Learning Outcomes


1. Assess the type of workshop which will best suit a given need
2. Evaluate space and equipment considerations against costs
3. Design a workshop layout for individual or group needs
4. Describe set up and ongoing expenses for a contemporary furniture design and construction workshop


Details of Learning Activities

In order to achieve learning outcomes, students will participate in the following activities:

  • Attend and prepare notes during scheduled classes
  • Participate in class discussions and demonstrations
  • Research using internet, handouts and recommended references
  • Prepare answers to class exercises involving theory and presentation tasks
  • Competently complete required studio-based assessment tasks  
  • Competently complete required out-of-studio theoretical/written assessment tasks


Teaching Schedule

COURSE WEEK NUMBERLESSON DETAILASSIGNMENTS/HOMEWORKOUTCOMES
 1

 Course overview. Class workshop/discussion

  all
 2Field trip to visit furniture workshops note taking from workshop visits 1,2
 3Research for machine/tool requirements and costing presentation machine research 1,2,3,4
 4Machine/tool requirements and costing presentation to class notes from other students presentations 1,2,3,4
 5Research for Real Estate costing Real Estate research 1,2,3,4
 6Real Estate presentation to class notes from other students presentations 1,2,3,4
 7Work on major assignment major assignment 1,2,3,4
 8 Work on and submit major assignment major assignment 1,2,3,4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

• Report on operation of working as a designer maker
• Equipment analysis report
• Costing proposal for setting up and running of a small workshop
• Presentation of floor plan of workshop proposal


Assessment Tasks

All assignments are graded. To pass the course, students must submit and pass each individual assessment task and achieve competency in all course elements. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work with the teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are met.

Assessment task 1

Students to present to the class research on machines and tools required for suitable workshop setup. This will include a variety of options and a justification/elvaluation of the selection. A synopsis provided to the class is also a requirement.

Due in 4th week of Course. This assessment addresses competency elements 1,2,3 & 4

Mark value: 10%

Assessment task 2

Students to present to the class research on real estate required for suitable workshop setup. This will include a variety of options and a justification/elvaluation of the selection. A synopsis provided to the class is also a requirement.

Due in 6th week of Course. This assessment addresses competency elements 1,2,3 & 4

Mark value 10%

Assessment task 3

Students will submit a reasearch assignment of approx 1000 words (not including pictures, graphs, tables, illustrations, etc) which will: assess the type of workshop which will best suit a given need, evaluate space and equipment considerations against costs, design a workshop layout for individual or group needs, and describe set up and ongoing expenses for a contemporary furniture design and construction workshop. This will be based upon the 7 points described in the supplied class handout. A proposed workshop floorplan will aslo be submitted.

Due in the final week of Course. This assessment addresses competency elements 1,2,3 & 4

Mark value 80%


Assessment Matrix

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