Course Title: Prepare a materials board for client presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: ARCH5172C

Course Title: Prepare a materials board for client presentation

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jenny Crowley

John Perperis

Lindsey Glover

Jenni Woods

Robyn Sturgeon

Genevieve Galvin

Ann Maher

Maria Fey

Accelerated Program

Nancy Everingham (coordinator)

Lindsey Glover

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


Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to prepare a materials or sample board for client presentation, for interior decoration and design projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID4003A Prepare a materials board for client presentation


1. Identify presentation requirements from project brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to presenting documentation are verified and complied with
1.2. Project brief is reviewed to determine presentation requirements
1.3. Parameters for the project are confirmed with client
1.4. Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness
1.5. Communication with others is established and maintained
1.6. All required information is accessed and interpreted to inform the presentation process


2. Prepare materials board

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Substrate for the materials board is obtained in the selected colour and cut to the desired size
2.2. Fabric swatches are gathered and selected fabrics cut to size
2.3. Paint swatches are proportionally arranged and selected paint samples set aside
2.4. Visual information is gathered and prepared in accordance with the design theme and project brief
2.5. Products, materials and accessories are gathered and selected items prepared
2.6. Material and sample board components are composed and arranged before secure fixing to base board
2.7. Fixtures are labelled or a legend compiled to translate the parts and colours
2.8. Materials board is finalised and alternatives prepared in readiness for presentation
2.9. Sketches and drawings are completed and prepared for positioning of products, materials and accessories


3. Prepare for client presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Presentation methodology is developed and prepared
3.2. Materials board presentation is made to the client, selling the attributes of the design solution
3.3. Presentation of materials board information is supported using multimedia and computer based strategies

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in interior decoration and design operations of all sizes. The preparation of a materials board includes visual demonstration of colour, materials, samples, finishes and textiles used in the decoration and design project.

Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of learning activities in this unit, including

Demonstrations, including AV presentations.

Supervised Studio activities

Research and sourcing of Materials from direct Industry sources.

Site Visits to Libraries, Showrooms, Trade fairs & Manufactures for relevant information & sampling to apply to finished boards.

Self Directed Learning

Some activities will include a self directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organises activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students, that are directed by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments, field work and work placements.

Teaching Schedule

Please refer to MY RMIT (Blackboard) for weekly outline of activities.

Prepare a Material board is embedded into Soft Furnishing for Interiors at week 12 to 15

Attendance to these classes in important to understand and apply the learning to this unit of competency.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Please refer to all course notes and exercises completed in 1st semester in

2D Design Process  GRAP 5294C

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.

  • Effectively prepare a materials board for client presentation to provide the client with cost effective options which meet the project brief requirements.
  • Effectively apply design elements and principles to preparing a material board for client presentation
  • Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practise and established safe practises and procedures for preparing a material board for client presentation.
  • Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area

Context of and specific resources for assessment.

  • The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or realistic simulated workplace.
  • Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practises, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
  • Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other than confirmatory questions, Will usually be conducted in an off-site context.
  • Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian Standards requirements.
  • The following resources should be made available:  workplace location or simulated work places, materials and equipment relevant to preparing a colour board for client presentation, Specifications and work instruction.

Assessment Tasks

Task 2 (Soft Furnishing for Interiors)

"When we were Young"  Child’s Bedroom fit out  which will focus on designing and meeting a clients requirements for a bedroom.

sourcing fabric, furniture and accessories form wholesale suppliers.

Present a series of board/s to client in and oral presentation.

Assessment Matrix

Please refer to MYRMIT (Blackboard) for assessment matrix

Other Information

This course is clustered with Soft Furnishing for Interiors and assessment is based on the project work from Soft Furnishing for Interiors.

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