Course Title: Manage design realisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: GRAP5350C

Course Title: Manage design realisation

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6127 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Meredith Chesney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9165

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

None required.

Course Description

In this unit you will plan, develop and implement a design in response to key stakeholders requirements. This design process will involve negotiating design requirements, developing budgets, and working with external suppliers in order to achieve an effective design realisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES601A Manage design realisation


1. Plan realisation of the design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Collect, analyse and maintain relevant information on the design
1.2 Discuss and agree on standards of work and monitoring requirements with appropriate stakeholders
1.3 Develop clear plan and schedule for design realisation, including key roles and responsibilities linked to time lines and budget


2. Implement and monitor realisation of the design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Organise and/or allocate resources to achieve the realisation of design within required standards, timeframes and budget
2.2 Liaise with others involved in design realisation to ensure obligations and quality standards are met within time, budget and technical resources
2.3 Maintain accurate, relevant and complete documentation in accordance with agreed standards
2.4 Monitor process to ensure integrity of design is maintained at all times, including through the process of challenging and interrogating own design work
2.5 Promptly identify difficulties or problems that arise in relation to realisation of the design and take action to rectify the situation


3. Liaise and negotiate with stakeholders

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Establish and maintain appropriate communication channels with relevant stakeholders
3.2 Pro-actively seek and provide information to facilitate effective design realisation
3.3 Adhere to agreed terms and conditions or negotiate appropriate changes in light of changed circumstances
3.4 Negotiate and agree on revisions with relevant parties in a professional manner, to enhance quality of outcome


4. Complete design process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Finalise design outcomes in accordance with terms and conditions
4.2 Seek feedback from key stakeholders on finished design and make final adjustments as agreed
4.3 Evaluate completed design in relation to own work and overall process, to inform future practice

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

In class activities may include:

  • class exercises
  • tutorials
  • practical demonstrations
  • workshops
  • group discussion
  • review and revision
  • peer learning
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • workshopping of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback

Out of class activities may include:

  • independent research
  • independent project based work
  • studio practice
  • online tutorials and activities
  • review and revision

Teaching Schedule


<thead> <th scope="col">Session Week</th> <th scope="col">Session Description</th> <th scope="col">Due Dates</th> </thead>
01Intro to exhibition products

Preflighting Review
Formative Learning

  • Preflighting in InDesign & Acrobat
  • Acrobat extras
  • Check list
02Advanced Preflighting & Forensic Tools
Formative Learning
  • Forensic tools
  • Trapping & knockout/overprint
  • Total Ink Limit

Brunswick Project & Type Card (Foilmasters)

  • Set up & Checking

Advanced Image Editing Techniques
Formative Learning

  • Curves & Numbers (Magic Numbers)

Print Finishing
Formative Learning
Brunswick Project & Type Card (Foilmasters)

Possible Plant Tour

05Task 1 (Formative) – Preflighting
  • Preflight – Corporate ID Stationery and Business Card

Step & Repeat Review
Formative Learning

  • Step Cards
Task 1 Formative
06Exhibition Production
  • Catalogue Layout
  • Packaging
  • Invitation
  • Poster
  • Business Cards
07Exhibition Production
  • Catalogue Layout
  • Packaging
  • Invitation
  • Poster
  • Business Cards
08Exhibition Production
  • Catalogue Layout
  • Packaging
  • Invitation
  • Poster
  • Business Cards
Task 2 Summative
Knowledge Quiz
09No Class - Study Tour 
10No Class - Study Tour 

Task 3 Exhibition Production (Summative) – Individual

Task 3 Summative
12Exhibition Production 
13Exhibition Production 
14Exhibition Production


15Exhibition Production 
16 No Class 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no compulsory prescribed text in this course – This course has recommended books listed under ‘References’


You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site (Blackboard) and also for Google Docs and Google Groups via your student Google Account for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. Additional information relating to this will be provided on an ongoing basis. A digital resource folder resides on network server. Further information regarding access to this is available in the computer survival kit provided during orientation. Recommended Books

Title: A Guide to Graphic Print Production – 3rd edition / [Kaj Johansson, Peter Lundberg, Robert Ryberg].
Author: Johansson, K. (Kaj)
Other Author(s): Lundberg, Peter. and Ryberg, Robert.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011.


Title: Graphic Design : Australian style manual
Author: Andrew Townley Barnum ... [et al.].
Other Author(s):Barnum, Andrew Townley.
Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. : McGraw-Hill, 2011.


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site (Blackboard) and also for Google Docs and Google Groups via your student Google Account for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. Additional information relating to this will be provided on an ongoing basis. A digital resource folder resides on network server. Further information regarding access to this is available in the ‘Computer Survival Kit’ provided during orientation.

You will require a personal storage device and tools as outlined in tool kit list.

Amongst the library’s electronic resources is the ability to access for online tutorials and lessons. You may be given these tutorials (and other resources) to supplement your classroom learning.

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.

The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks. Assessment tasks are:

  • Design Project 1 (30% of final grade)
  • Exhibition Project 1 (50% of final grade)
  • Knowledge Test 1 (10% of final grade)
  • Knowledge Test 2 (10% of final grade)

Assessment Tasks

Tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

Formative tasks and exercises provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks and you should engage in all formative activities.

This course has 2 Summative Tasks, which both must be completed. You are required to demonstrate all learning outcomes to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Task

Task 1 – (Formative)
Due week 03

Summative Assessment Tasks

Task 2 – (Summative)
Knowledge & Skills Quiz
Due week 08

Task 3 – (Summative)
Exhibition Individula Element
Due week 11

At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment are:

CHD - Competent with High Distinction.
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
CA - Competency Achieved - Ungraded
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment
NYC - Not Yet Competent

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

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

When submitting work for assessment you are required to complete a declaration of authorship. This must be done for every summative assessment task. This statement acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. For non-digital submission use the printed form provided. For digital online submission please use e-Submission process. Information regarding the e-Submission process can be located e-submission
 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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