Course Title: Install and dismantle exhibition elements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: LIBR5016C

Course Title: Install and dismantle exhibition elements

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Fiona Hilary


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

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to install and dismantle the physical elements of an exhibition, gain an understanding of working to a brief and exploring exhibition documentation and processes.

This unit is delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUVPRP503A Present a body of own creative work which focuses on the skills and knowledge required to use creative, technical and project management skills to develop a professional and innovative presentation of own creative work


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CULMS407C Install and dismantle exhibition elements


1 Establish and confirm exhibition specifications

Performance Criteria:

1.1Correctly interpret exhibition documentation and site plans and confirm requirements with relevant personnel
1.2Confirm details of public access and safety and environmental requirements with relevant personnel
1.3Clarify and confirm details of required materials, equipment and resources with relevant personnel
1.4Clarify and confirm details of procedures and responsibilities for handling of cultural material, installation and dismantling with relevant personnel
1.5Clarify and agree a project timeline with all interested parties


2 Prepare exhibition site

Performance Criteria:

2.1Clear and clean site, complete necessary site alterations and make utilities and services available for installation requirements
2.2Ensure site is environmentally suitable and secure in accordance with technical specifications
2.3Complete and/or organise any on-site construction in accordance with installation requirements, safety and licensing requirements


3 Install/dismantle exhibition elements

Performance Criteria:

3.1Install/dismantle exhibition elements in accordance with exhibition requirements, available floor plans and safety/security requirements
3.2Pack, unpack, move and handle physical elements in accordance with agreed plans and within scope of individual responsibility
3.3Use safe manual handling techniques throughout installation/dismantling to avoid injury or damage
3.4Respect the integrity of physical elements, take prompt action in the event of accidents and accurately document as required
3.5Clear and clean work areas in accordance with organisational procedures, safety and environmental requirements
3.6Return elements safely to appropriate locations in accordance with exhibition documentation and plans


4 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

4.1Accurately record details of installation/dismantling in accordance with organisational procedures
4.2Accurately update and amend files and records and in accordance with organisational procedures

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

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.

In class activities may include:

  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • practical demonstrations
  • Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
  • presentations
  • guest lecture
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • workshops
  • tutorials

Out of class activities may include:

  • group discussion
  • online research
  • independent project based work
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • site visits (observations)
  • studio practice
  • excursions

Teaching Schedule

WeekCourse ContentElements
1Introduction to course:
  • learning outcomes

  • assessment criteria
  • course requirements
2-4Project Brief 1:

  • outline requirements
  • create work in response to brief
  • present outcome



5Field Trip /Presentation/



Project Brief 2:
outline requirements

create work in response to brief
present outcome



9Preparation for mid-semester assessment2.1,2.2,2.3
10Mid Semester Assessment/Tutorial Week1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5 



Project Brief 3:

outline requirements

create work in response to brief

present outcome

14-15Field Trip/Presentation/Research2.1,2.2,2.3
16Final Assessment1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,1.7

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Library Subject Guides: Visual Art

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit public art projects/sites outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.

Overview of Assessment

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 series of major projects
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Completion of a visual diary and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence

Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:

  • Handle collection material with care, using safe manual-handling techniques
  • Implement procedures and processes for installing and dismantling exhibitions
  • Install and dismantle physical elements of exhibitions
  • Work cooperatively with others involved in staging exhibitions.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

Project Brief
Create work in response to brief
Present outcome
Due:  S1 W4
Project Brief
Create work in response to brief
Present outcome
Due: S1 W13
Exhibition inspiration
Due: S1 W16
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded 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

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information


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.


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

Student Progress
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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