Course Title: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: ARCH5217C

Course Title: Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Accelerated Program Co-ordinator - Jenni Woods    jennifer.woods@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Lindsey Glover    lindsey.glover@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 36

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency covers assessing natural and artificial light sources of an interior space and making recommendations for light fittings as part of an integrated decorative solution.
Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking interior decoration and design work. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings

Element:

Interpret lighting requirements from project brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Applicable work health and safety (WHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending light fittings are verified and complied with
1.2 Project brief is reviewed determine lighting require and clarified with client to ments
1.3 Parameters for the projec t are assessed and confirmed
1.4 Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness
1.5 Communication with oth ers is established and maintained
1.6 Available budget for lighting is verified

Element:

Draw and present lighting layouts for an interior space

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Lighting layout is documented using industry symbols and conventions
5.2 Selection of light fittings are related to layout, including furniture, ceiling forms and natural light
5.3 Formats for schedules of light fittings are researched
5.4 Lighting schedule is completed
5.5 Costing are determined and documented
5.6 Lighting layout is presented to client
 

Element:

Assess natural light sources

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Site analysis is conducted to assess the natural light and ultraviolet (UV) penetration
2.2 Project brief and building plans are acquired to assess aspect and orientation
2.3 Window treatments and placement are examined to analyse their efficiency in controlling light
2.4 Selection of colours for walls, ceilings, furnishings and wall hangings are reviewed in their effect on raising or lowering the effect of light into the space
2.5 Characteristics of natural light are researched and reported in accordance with the project brief goals
2.6 Methods of light control and light control devices are assessed for their affect on natural light
 

Element:

Assess artificial light sources

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Artificial light sources and their properties are assessed for adequacy in achieving desired lighting effects
3.2 Environmental impact of artificial lighting devices are researched and assessed and current technologies identified
3.3 Location of artificial lights are identified and required changes to location to meet desired effects are determined
3.4 Affect of artificial lighting on the colour spectrum is analysed
3.5 Technical terms associated with artificial lighting are used to communicate lighting requirements
3.6 Special effects that can be achieved using artificial lighting are identified
3.7 Industry standards and requirements for artificial lighting are researched and identified
 

Element:

Select light fittings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Research is conducted to determine cost and energy efficient light fittings to meet the requirements of an integrated decoration solution
4.2 Required locations of light fittings are identified
4.3 Light fittings are selected and specifications documented
4.4 Electricity board is assessed to determine potential complications with selected light fittings
4.5 Electrician is consulted to confirm costing and installation requirements to implement lighting schedule
 


Learning Outcomes


  • Interpret work orders and locate and apply relevant information
  • Apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment
  • Identify materials used in the work process
  • Follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection processes to:
  • Minimise the risk of injury to self or others
  • Prevent damage to goods, equipment and products
  • Maintain required production output and product quality
  • Assess light for it environmental impact and ability to meet decorative requirements, and provide the client with cost-effective and efficient lighting solutions
  • Apply design elements and principles in recommending light fittings and provide a documented lighting layout and schedule
  • Use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area/volume and estimate material requirements
  • Communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, presentation of design/colour concepts, the reporting of work outcomes and problems
  • Initiate new ideas and work techniques
  • Avoid backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage
  • Work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity
     


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include:

  • Lectures & project based work
  • Guest speakers
  • Teacher directed group activities/projects


Out of class activities will include:

  • Online research
  • Independent project based work
  • Industry related excursion


Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach; selfdirected
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 library assignments.


Teaching Schedule

Lecture
&
Tutorial
Delivery
 
CONTENTSelf-directed
learning (SDL)
Lighting
 
Elements

Lighting
 

Assess
Due
 

Week 1
Lecture
 
Introduction to Lighting
Course guide – activities / processes & assessment
TASK 1 & 2 
 
Students are
required to undertake a minimum of 2 hours self - directed exploration
a week
 
1.2 to 1.4

 TASK 1 - Lighting visual diary
 progressive presentation - due week 5 Hand in Light visual dairy - due week 9

Week  2
Lecture
Lighting - Natural light – climate & aspectStart planning approach to visual diary2.1 to
2.6
 
 
Week 3
Lecture
 Lighting - Electric light typesstart exploration for
lighting visual diary
 
3.1 to
3.7
 
 
Week 4
Lecture
Lighting - Product & technologyContinue
exploration for lighting visual diary
 
4.1 to
4.5
 
 
Week  5
Lecture
 Lighting  - Government requirements & OH&SContinue exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
4.1 to
4.5
 
 Task 1 Lighting visual diary progressive presentation
Week 6
Lecture
 Lighting – The future of lighting
 Lighting Inspiration 
 Intro to major project TASK 2
Continue
exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 Task 2 Assessment
 Lighting major project - Client  Presentation due week 16
 
Week 7
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting
Reflected ceiling & switching plan
 
Continue
exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 8
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting
Reflected ceiling & switching plan
 
Continue
exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 9
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting
Reflected ceiling & switching plan
 
Continue
exploration for lighting visual diary &
start major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 TASK 1 - Hand in Light visual dairy this week
 
Week 10
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision
schedule
 
Continue
major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 11
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision
schedule
 
Continue
major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 12
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision
schedule
 
Continue
major project
 
1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
 
Week 13
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision

 
  1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
Week 14
Lecture
Tutorial
Lighting revision
 
  1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
Week 15
Tutorial
 Lighting revision 1.1 to 1.5
2.1 to 2.6
3.1 to 3.7
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.6
 
Week 16
Tutorial
Hand-in TASK 2 Lighting major assessment project  5.5
 5.6
 TASK 2 Assessment
 due this week
 

ARCH5217C Assess interior light and recommend light fittings is clustered & delivered with ARCH5206C Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces

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.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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.
Students will require access to a computer and the internet to complete this course successfully. Computers can be accessed at any of the RMIT libraries on campus.

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design students.

The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc

Lecture and class notes, refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder
Relevant industry websites and organisations


Overview of Assessment

In this course you will learn through a variety of methods which will include lectures, presentations, guest speakers, online research and learning, site visits to industry related showrooms,                                                                                          teacher directed activities, group projects and self directed learning.

You will also be required to demonstrate your learning through projects or tasks, presentations, collaboration with team members to produce suitable outcomes.


Assessment Tasks

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment
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.
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 
The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf

TASK 1 - LIGHTING VISUAL DIARY :
1.Daylight 2.Electrical lighting uses 3.Lighting scenarios 4.Lighting products & technology 5.Government legislation & OH&S 6.Future of lighting & Inspirations
 

TASK 2 -  MAJOR PROJECT- CLIENT PRESENTATION
Design a suitable/complementary lighting plan - addressing all the client’s needs in aesthetics – ambience & function
Consider the use & requirements of the areas on the plan & their functionality
Energy efficiency is of prime importance

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time.
The submitted projects will be assessed with quality indicators that relate to separate components of the project and the overall outcome.
At the completion of thecourse, 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

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Assess light for it environmental impact and ability to meet decorative requirements
Provide the client with cost effective and efficient lighting solutions
Apply design elements and principles in recommending light fittings
Provide documented lighting layout and schedule
Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for assessing light and recommending fittings
Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area

Method of assessment
Verbal & visual presentation of project work research & client orientated documentation


Assessment Matrix

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

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your
teachers http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/grading

Other Information

Attendance
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 :http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;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 :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;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 :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;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 :http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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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