Course Title: Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: ARCH5178C
Course Title: Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Jenny Crowley firstname.lastname@example.org
John Perperis email@example.com
Jenni Woods firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Gallagher email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 54
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
All students are required to have completed Soft Furnishing for Interiors ARCH 5168C to a compenent level before commencing this course.
This unit specifies the outcomes required to specify innovative and cost effective decorative solutions for furniture, floor covering, soft furnishings and window dressings to enhance and compliment interior design schemes.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMFID5011A Specify soft furnishings for complete interior solution
1. Assess project requirements
1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending decorative solutions are verified and complied with
2. Determine decorative treatments for windows and openings
2.1. Window treatments, their application and fixing technologies are researched to determine suitability for client requirements
3. Specify furniture transformation
3.1. Methods of transforming a range of furniture and furnishings are researched
4. Specify soft floor coverings
4.1. Range of floor coverings available for application are identified and analysed to determine most suitable fit
5. Specify soft furnishings
5.1. Soft furnishings are selected to meet the requirements of the brief and the overall design scheme
6. Document and present decorative recommendations
6.1. Innovative design solution to brief is presented taking into consideration parameters of design brief
This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of current styles and technologies for the decoration of furniture, soft furnishings, floor coverings and window dressings.
This unit requires employability skills in initiative and enterprise and problem solving in order to direct the research and recommending of suitable decorative solutions. Communication skills are used to access and interpret information using information technologies and complete decoration proposals. Self management and learning skills are applied in the review of information and arrangements to ensure project needs are met.
Details of Learning Activities
You will participate in a range of learning activities in the unit: Including
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.
Reference mode of delivery for this course i.e. face-to-face OR online OR blended approach
Include only what you will use from the following:
In class activities may include:
(select from the list below for what is relevant to your course)
class exercises to review discussions/lectures
analysis/critique of relevant reading material
design activities or projects
peer teaching and class presentations
online research independent project based work
teacher directed group activities/projects
site visits (observations)
Some learning 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, or that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments, field work and work placement.
Site visits to BQ Design, Zepel Fabrics and other relevant suppliers to complete this project.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
ARCH5178C- Soft Furnishing Solutions
|Week||COURSE CONTENT||ELEMENTS||DUE DATE|
BQ Design & Zepel Fabrics
include site visit to BQ Design
11th 0r 12th Febuary
Brain storming site Analysis & spatial planning session
|2||Review on last week’s Presentation on Site.||2,3|
| Studio Work|
Preparation of spatial planning
|3||Finalize fabris & product selection for bedroom||2,3,4||24th Febuary|
|Compete Bedroom costing template for review||2,3,4||27th Febuary|
|4|| Boyac Fabrics|
|presentation of bedroom fabrics & product selection.||1,2,3||6th March|
|5|| Labour Day |
|furniture to the floor plan entire floor plan||3,4|
|6||finalized furniture to the floor plan||3,4|
|Rendering of all elements||3,4,6|
Rendering of all elementsfloor plan, elevationsperspective
|Continued Rendering of all elements||3,4, 6|
|8||Final prepartion of work for presentations|
|Indusrty Panel Presentations||3rd April|
|10||Submission of workbook documentation||6||
Monday 8th April
BQ Design web site - www.bqdesign.com.au
Zepel Fabrics web site - www.zepelfabrics.com.au
Soft Furnishing Notes from 1st Year. ARCH 5168C Soft Furnishings for Interiors.
Additional information has been added to blackboard to support a wide range of areas for investigation & futher learning.
Please refer to Support Information.
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 of the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
• Effectively research and recommend decorative treatments for windows, soft furnishings and furniture to meet the design requirements of at least two project briefs
• Effectively apply design elements and principles to recommended decorative solution
• Visually present decorative solutions to illustrate how ideas meet overall design requirements
• Correctly calculate quantities and costings required to achieve decorative solution
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for researching and recommending decorative treatments
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded. There will be one major Project linked with Industry.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
BQ Design & Zepel Fabrics Bedroom Project
Task 1: Concept Presentation with the focus on the project brief delivered by BQ Design & Zepel Fabrics, fabric template to be completed to Industry requirments.
Task 2: Oral Presentation to Industry Representatives on the final resolution of the entire Apartment.
Task 3: Work Book Documentation of the entire apartment.
Refer to weekly schedule for key dates.
Please note that you must complete all task to a satisfactory standard to pass this course overall.
Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:
- Practical tasks, a major project and a short test
- direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- completion of an art journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence…
Note: It may be appropriate to include the “Critical Aspects of Evidence” as part of this section.
The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf
ARCH 5178C Specify Soft Furnishing Solutions
This course is supported by Structural Elemnets ARCH 5169C, Create 3D digital models COCS 5978C
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment
HD 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
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).
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 gain the competency.
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 :
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy:
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline:
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.
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:
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