Course Title: Realise a creative project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2022

Course Code: VART6405C

Course Title: Realise a creative project

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT:

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 

School: 515T Creative Industries

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4382 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact: Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9988

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ben Mastwyk

Robin Blood

Nominal Hours: 60

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 course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to organise and realise a creative project from the development of ideas to the creation of the work. Using your technical, conceptual and theoretical skills, you will incorporate your individual style in the completed project.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project


1 Develop ideas for creative project 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and analyse sources that inform ideas for work

1.2 Explore and identify ideas using visual representation and design tools

1.3 Challenge identified ideas, engaging with others as required

1.4 Identify possible project constraints, based on nature and purpose of work

1.5 Refine and select options based on own analysis and communication with others


2 Plan the creative project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm scope and objectives of the work in consultation with relevant people as required

2.2 Organise financial, physical and other resources

2.3 Evaluate safety and sustainability considerations for the project

2.4 Identify options for documenting and recording work and the ideas and research that inform it


3 Create finished work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Adapt and extend skills in manipulating selected materials, processes and technologies to fulfil project objectives

3.2 Evaluate creative work in progress and respond to conceptual and technical issues by adjusting work as required

3.3 Monitor project workflow against the plan

3.4 Apply safe and sustainable work practices relevant to chosen creative form

3.5 Document the production of work using approaches suitable to chosen creative form


4 Evaluate own work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Analyse own work in terms of conceptual development, technical execution and professional potential

4.2 Identify areas for future improvement especially in terms of own technical skills in particular creative form

4.3 Evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of overall work process

4.4 Seek input from others as required and respond positively to feedback

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

You will complete tasks/exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In-session activities may include:

  • design/ideation exercises
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion and/or activities
  • teacher directed activities/projects
  • ‘workshopping’ of student projects

Out-of-session activities may include:

  • online and primary research
  • sourcing relevant reference materials
  • sourcing relevant project resources
  • independent project based work
  • student directed activities/projects

Teaching Schedule


Learning Program

Due dates




Introductory session for course - Introduce all projects and their assessment requirement for the course


AT1: Stage 1 - Document a range of research and reference material


AT1: Stage 1 - Explore possible project ideas inspired by reference and research sourced


AT1: Stage 1 - Explore possible project ideas inspired by reference and research sourced


AT1: Stage 1 - Review reference material and develop direction for project

Review Stage 1


AT1: Stage 2 - Develop a range of ideas & concepts for the project

Review Stage 1


AT1:: Stage 2 - Select and refine  ideas & concepts for the project


AT1: Stage 2 - Determine final project and consider production methods and requirements


AT1: Stage 2 - Review chosen project concept/idea and plan production


Mid-semester break from April 15-25

AT1: Stage 2 - Review chosen project concept/idea and plan production

Review Stage 2


AT1: Stage 3 - Refine final concept/idea and set a production timeline for project

Review Stage 2


AT1: Stage 3 - Determine and/or source production processes, materials & media requirements, and start production of final design outcome/s


AT1: Stage 3 - Document all production processes and materials, using digital or photographic capture methods.


AT1: Stage 3 - Finalise the finished creative work/s and documented production


AT1: Stage 3 - Review the production process documentation and final outcome/s

Review Stage 3


AT1: Stage 4 - Evaluate and reflect on project’s process, production and outcomes

Review Stage 3


AT1: Submit completed project to Canvas and presentation

AT1 - Creative Project due





NB. While all course content will be delivered, the order and mode of delivery may change depending on the availability
of specialist facilities and equipment. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the LMS - Canvas at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information. A range of learning resources and references are provided throughout the year. You will require a personal storage device, media and equipment as outlined in the kit list.

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 to the library resources.

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. The University Library has extensive resources for 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 exercises.
The assessment tasks are: Folio production and creative project/s
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

This course has 1 x Assessment Task which must be completed. You are required to produce all Assessment Tasks to a satisfactory standard.

AT1 - Creative Project:
The generation of a creative individual project, either as a conceptual or physical outcome/s, using a four stage project documentation and review process for the project (due in Week 17).

NB. Due dates for assessment tasks dependent on access to specialist facilities and equipment may change. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.

At the completion of the course, a result of CA - Competency Achieved or NYC - Not Yet Competent will be determined.

Course results:
CA - Competency Achieved
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 matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


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

Student Progress 
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy


Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (e.g. applying for an extension of time):


On Time Submission and Impact of Late Submission 
On time submission is an important factor in your assessment. Employability skills are embedded in all courses and these include Planning & Organising and Self-management. For this reason, late work impacts on your competency assessment. 
Submissions that are assessed as Not Satisfactory can be re-submitted once and this is only permitted during the period that the competency is scheduled.

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.

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 about your studies:

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.



Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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