Course Title: Prepare a materials board for client presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

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

Lindsey Glover

Jenni Woods

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

In Class Activities will include:

• Guest speakers
• Peer teaching and class presentations
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• workshopping of student projects
• Analysis/critique of relevant reading material

Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work
• Gallery/Exhibition visits
• Industry related excursions

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

Teaching Schedule

For Weekly Outline of Teaching Schedule and Course Outline, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.

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

ARCH5172C - folder for weekly notes

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Materials resource room

AV presentations

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

Prepare materials board is part of the clustered unit of Soft furnishing for interiors

This will allow us to assess your project work across sveral competencies

Clustered with Decorate residential interior , Drawing techniques and in some cases Organise & communicate information


Task 1:  Soft furnishings for interiors

"When We Were Young" Child’s Bedroom fit out - 3 x A3 presentation boards

Source soft and hard finishes and paint finishes

Select substrate material & visual information

Decide fixing approaches


Task 2:  Oral Presentation

Presentation methodology is developed and prepared including selling attributes of design solution

Multimedia and computer based strategies will be used to support the presentation



All components must be addressed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed competent overall.

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment. 

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

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.

Work not seen in progress:
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.

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