Course Title: Produce technical drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GRAP5297C

Course Title: Produce technical drawings

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4251 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ann Maher:

John Perperis:

Kristine Piggford :

Jane Mancini :

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and refine a range of techniques to produce technical drawings.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include:

- Lectures

- Demomstrations, including AV presentations:

- Supervised studio activity and:

Self- Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed lerning approach: self- directed 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 workplace research, library assignmemts. Field trips and work placements.

Teaching Schedule

Please referto MYRMIT ( Blackboard) for weekly outline of teachingschedule & course outline:

GRAP 5297C - Produce technical Drawings - folder for weekly course notes

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Australian Standards AS1100.301-2008 Technical Drawing Part 301: Archtitecural drawing


Yee,R (1997). Architectural drawing. A compendium of types & methods, John Wiley, New York 

Wilkie, G & Arden, S., 2001, Building your home. A comprehensive guide for Australian owner builders, New Holland Publishers, Australia 

Ching, FDK, & Adams C., 2001, Building construction illustrated, 3rd Ed, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Canada

Other Resources

Equipment & Materials

Black lead pencils 2 each of HB, H , 2H

1 Pencil eraser (white)

1 Blue ink erasor

1 A3 size Cartridge Drawing Paper pad (110 gsm)

1 A3 size Tracing Paper pad (110 gsm)

1 Scale Ruler eg : Kent No . 403 or Staedtler 561 98-2

scales needed on rule 1:100, 1: 50, 1 :20

1 45/ 45 degree set square

1 60/30 degree set square

1 set technical Drawing pens ( steel tip sizes required : 0 .25 0.35, 0.5, ) or ( felt tip staedtler 1,
3, 5)

1 staedtler mars Circle Templare no 510

1 roll of masking tape

No 10 surgical blade

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.

The assessment context must provide for:
• practical demonstration of skills using required materials, tools and equipment to produce technical drawings consistent with the concept/work requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will consist of thee technical drawings projects:

Task 1: DRAFTING CONVENTIONS an exercise in which you will demonstrate skills and knowledge of drafting conventions

Task 2: RESIDENTIAL HOUSE PLAN a technical drawing of a proposed residential house plan

Task 3: RESIDENTIAL BATHROOM PROJECT a technical drawing of a residential bathroom including alterations and additions

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, 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

Assessment Matrix

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder

Other Information


The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.

Cover Sheet for Submissions

All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.

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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