Course Title: Evaluate and participate in design industry networks
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: EMPL7063C
Course Title: Evaluate and participate in design industry networks
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Course Contact : Jenny Crowley
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Jenni Woods Jennifer.email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 72
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency covers evaluating and participating in design industry networks to learn from others and develop networks which may assist with the progressing of own initiatives.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MSFFDT5013 Evaluate and participate in design industry networks
Participate in networks
Refer to the elements and this unit.
This unit requires established knowledge & skills from specialised design units in your foundation year of study.
Details of Learning Activities
This course includes a work integrated learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.
This course offers you the option to undertake a Study Tour to New York with set WIL activities to be completed and assessed against a specific task.
Due to limited places parallel WIL activities and assessment will be offered to onshore students eg. networking events through local industry organisations.
Learning activities will take place in a Lecture theatre 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 will include:
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• guest lecture/presentation
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• group activities/projects
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
Out of class activities will include :
attendance at industry networking events - local, interstate and international
|1||Overview of course content and assessment procedures.|
Evaluation of Interior Design & Decoration Industry Networks & Mentors
|2||The Design Institute of Australia – peak body for Interior Design & Decoration. Guest speaker.|
|3||Personal values, goals and intention setting inc. time management and employment evaluation exercise. Developing a P.D. Diary|
|4||Preparing for the workforce - CV writing and establishing connections with Industry. Portfolio preparation - digital and hard copy. Guest Speaker.||AT1_A|
|5||Further education – the options and pathways. Guest speaker.|
|6||Developing a Portfolio of work – techniques and methods|
|7||Social Media and professional life, pros & cons, case studies. Guest speaker|
|8||Entrepreneurship in the creative industries– Case Study Big Hearted Business||AT1_B|
|9||Developing business opportunities in the industry. How do the professionals do it? Guest speaker.|
|10||Preparation for networking activities – Study Tour or Industry Workshop|
|11||Study Tour to New York for selected students|
Industry Workshop for onshore students
|Mid Semester Break 21.9 - 4.10.15|
|12||Reports of networking activities by student groups|
|13||Interview role play sessions inc. presentation of CV, Business Cards, ePortfolio & Mentor Report||AT1_C & D
|14||Interview role play sessions inc. presentation of CV, Business Cards, ePortfolio & Mentor Report||AT1_C & D
|15||Preparation for industry network event – Graduate Exhibition 2015||AT1_B
|16||Review & submission|
Pile, John, Interior Design, 4th ed., Pearson Education Inc., 2007
Branson, G. & McKay, C., The Business of Design, 2013, Design Business Council, Australia
You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.
You 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 and Decoration students. The
Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your
The Library provides guides on academic referencing
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course will be project based.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. 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 Task 1- Professional Development Portfolio
You will develop a Professional Development Portfolio that includes the following :
Part A - diary of Network events
Part B - report of attendance at min 3 Network events identified in Part A
Part C - development of ePortfolio of work
Part D - preparation of CV/Resume, Business Cards and report of role play Interview
Due Date : A - Week 4, B - Week 8, C & D - Week 13 & 14
Assessment Task 2 - Mentor Project
Part A - for students accepted to the RMIT/DIA Mentor Program, produce a detailed Mentor Report including log book of visits
Part B - for students not participating in RMIT/DIA Mentor Program, produce a Case Study of an Interior Designer/Decorator (min. 500 words with images and links)
Due Date : A & B - Week 15
Assessment Task 3 - Connect with Industry
Part A - for students participating in the Study Tour to New York, produce a detailed Journal including industry connections, events and copy of project developed in Week 2 of Tour. Oral presentation to class in Week 12
Part B - for students not participating in Study Tour, attend DIA Workshop and document in a written Report. Oral presentation to class in Week 12.
Due Date : A & B - Week 13
An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of
Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).
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
The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your
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 : http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff%2FWorkplace%20essentials%
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://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
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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