Course Title: Produce technical drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: GRAP5297C

Course Title: Produce technical drawings

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Phillip Ferrotto

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

This unit has linkages to a wide range of other units in various Training Packages and combined assessment and/or training would be appropriate.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and refine a range of techniques to produce technical drawings. It outlines the ways technical drawing can be applied to a range of contexts where visual representation is required. People working in many industries require the skills and knowledge in this unit, and the unit is written to allow for contextualisation to a particular industry context. This work would usually be carried out independently, although guidance would be available if required.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCRS04B Produce technical drawings


1. Determine technical drawing requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review relevant documentation/concept information to determine technical drawing requirements.
1.2 Where appropriate, liaise with relevant colleagues to confirm and clarify technical drawing requirements.


2. Select techniques

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and select appropriate materials, tools and equipment suitable for technical drawing.
2.2 Safely follow procedures to test and practise a range of technical drawing techniques


3. Produce technical drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select the most appropriate technical drawing technique for the work to be produced.
3.2 Select the materials, tools and equipment appropriate to the technique.
3.3 Use technical drawing techniques correctly to production drawings which are consistent with concept/purpose of the drawing

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to produce technical drawings using a range of skills, materials, tools and equipment.

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.

Reference mode of delivery for this course ie. face-to-face OR online OR blended approach


In class activities may include:

List of possibilities (not in order of importance):
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• seminar presentations
• practical placement
• lectures
• design activities or projects
• online activiities
• group projects
• peer learning
• guest lecture
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• workshops
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• site visits (observations)
• studio practice
• tutorials
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
• other activities as decided by teaching staff

Teaching Schedule

SESSION 1Introduction Purpose of technical drawing .Role of standards Drawing Equipment 
SESSION 2Project 1Drafting conventions Title Blocks and lettering  1.2&3 
SESSION 3 Drafting Conventions  


 Supervised studio activity  

 Orthograpic Projection What is a plan,elevation section

Project 2 Residential House Plan


 Supervised studio activity

complete house plan in pencil

SESSION 7 Drafting Conventions Review line weight and annotations  


 Orthographic Projection. Project 3 Residential Bathroom  Project 1,2,3 
SESSION 9 Draft 1 Elevations on A3 Drafting paper  


 Discuss annotations and line weights  
 SESSION 11 Reflected Ceiling Plan & Lighting legend 1,2.3 
 SESSION 12 Axonometric,isometric & oblique drawing of bathroom  
SESSION 13  Complete para line drawing 1,2,3 
 SESSION 14 Submission of Residential Bathroom project  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The following evidence is critical to the judgement of competence in this unit:
• production of technical drawings which show a command of the selected techniques and meet the required purpose/objectives
• knowledge of technical drawing techniques and their application to specific contexts.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1   Drafting Conventions showing Title blocks Architectural lettering   Formative   due week 6

Task 2   Residential House plan   showing  Plans Elevations using Architectural symbols and conventions   Formative    due week 10

Task 3 Residential Bathroom Project showing Plans and Elevations from site measurements   Formative due week 14

Assessment Matrix

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.

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.

Task 1  Drafting conventions showing Title block Architectural lettering            Formative          due week  6

Task 2 Residential house Plan ,showing Plans Elevations using Architectural symbols and conventions      Formative    due week10

Task 3 Residential Bathroom project showing Plans Elevations from site measurements      Formative         due week      14 

Include: short description and due date (week) and identify formative and summative

Formative Assessment
1. Demonstrate, set up, log and capture, cutting and export in “News” Due week 3 of Semester 1.
2. Edit a short film for EPP. Due Week 7 of Semester 1.
Summative Assessment
1. Edit a short film for EPP, or MAVIS and Splendour. Due week 16 of Semester 2.

Select and include ONE of the tables and statement relevant to your course:

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).
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

This is used for OHS unit in Design only - delete if not applicable.

Include the following statement:
An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

**All staff required to forward their assessment matrix to program coordinator**

You may also provide a link to myRMIT for the students if the matrix is on Blackboard.

Please discuss what you are including here with your Program Coordinator (examples of what to include are listed below)

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 :;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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 :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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 :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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