Course Title: Prepare a materials board for client presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: GRAP5356C

Course Title: Prepare a materials board for client presentation

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Accelerated coordinator: Jenni Woods   

Jane Mancini -

Nominal Hours: 20

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


Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to prepare a materials or sample board for client presentation, for interior decoration and design projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4003 Prepare a materials board for client presentation


Identify presentation requirements from project brief

Performance Criteria:

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1.2 Project brief is reviewed to determine presentation requirements

1.3 Parameters for the project are confirmed with client

1.4 Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness

1.5 Communication with others is established and maintained

1.6 All required information is accessed and interpreted to inform the presentation process




Prepare materials board

Performance Criteria:

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2.2 Fabric and paint swatches are gathered, proportionally arranged with selected fabrics cut to size and paint samples set aside

2.3 Visual information is gathered and prepared in accordance with the design themeand project brief

2.4 Products, materials and accessories are gathered and selected items prepared

2.5 Material and sample board components are composed and arranged before secure fixing to base board

2.6 Fixtures are labelled or a legend compiled to translate the parts and colours

2.7 Materials board is finalised in readiness for presentation

2.8 Sketches and drawings are completed and prepared for positioning of products, materials and accessories




Prepare for client presentation

Performance Criteria:

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3.2 Materials board presentation is made to the client, selling the attributes of the design solution

3.3 Presentation of materials board information is supported using multimedia and computer based strategies



Learning Outcomes

Refer to the elements

Details of Learning Activities

Note: This unit is clustered with GRAP 5294C Explore and apply the creative design process to 2d forms. BSBDES302A.

Activities will include:

  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Online research
  • Independant project based work
  • Teacher directed group activities
  • Class exercises to review discussions
  • Workshopping of student projects

Self-Directed Learning
Some activities will include a self-directed learning 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 assignments. Field trips and work placements.

Teaching Schedule


WEEK GRAP5294C Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms ELEMENTS DUE DATE GRAP5356C Prepare a materials board for client presentation ELEMENTS DUE DATE

Introduction to course Procedure & processes. Tasks & activities, equipment CITY WALK

CERES walk _The elements & principles design

 CERES + City Walk review and discussion.
The elements & principles design
Evaluation of principles and Elements

TASK 1 - Writing and editing Design Statements

- Writing and editing Design Statements- review statements

Submission of
TASK 1 design tatement

 TASK 2 - presentation Board
Collecting, organising, recording and communication


Introduction to grid arrangements mark ups of sample board
4        Rough layouts of final board - document photographically for visual dairy  1,2,3  
Review layouts/ scale / content/legend
TASK 3 RUG DESIGN briefing session
Studio lecture about the History of rugs and rug design
1,2,3     1.2.3 SUBMIT TASK 2 - presentation board
6  Visual Diary - Brainstorming - Review and evaluation of ideas and research
The design process and visual diary studio work
Investigation & exploration
7  Review and evaluation of exploration
- visual diary
 1,2,3      1  
Review rug designs
3   Review content for oral presentation - visual diary
8  Review rug designs. Rough layouts of final boards - document photographicall in visual diary.  3    Rough layouts of final rug boards- document photographically for visual dairy  3  
9 Submission today across both units



Submission of



Submission today across both units

 TASK 3b RUG DESIGN - oral presentation -



 1,2,3 Submission of

Oral presentation

 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.
Please refer to folder for weekly course notes on MyRMIT / Blackboard

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

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
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this will be project based.

Assessment Tasks

(TASK 1 is delivered and assessed for the clustered unit GRAP5356C Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms)

TASK 2 -
A2 Presentation Board - due week 5
It involves working on and visually presenting a materials board for the decoration industry.
The final submission is an A2 materials board related to an inspirational image of an interior.

TASK 3b - Rug Design - oral presentation due week 9

( TASK 4 Visual Diary is delivered and assessed for the clustered unit GRAP5356 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms)

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment

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).

Other Information

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 be successful in this course.

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:
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
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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.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works

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.
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Further links - Application for extension of time

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity

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