Course Title: Draw 3-D designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2023

Course Code: VART6447C

Course Title: Draw 3-D designs

School: 515T Creative Industries

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4389 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Course Contact: Paul Castro

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259234

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Natalie Prygodicz  

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


Course Description

In this unit you will learn skills and knowledge required to identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques, draw 3-D designs and operate computing technology in a TCF workplace . The course applies to the analysis of the most important economic, social, political and technological factors that have had an impact on fashion development and demand. It also applies to the illustration or drawing of designs from the designer or rough sketch. The 3-D drawings feature all perspectives of the product and are used as a communication tool for construction or promotional purposes. The drawing may be done manually and by computer.

This course addresses the following units:  

MSTFD4014 - Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs & construction techniques

MSTGN3006 - Draw 3-D designs 

MSTGN2014 - Operate in Computer Technology 

All these units are clustered for delivery but may assessed separately.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN3006 Draw 3-D designs


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times

1.3 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs

1.4 Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2 Prepare for drawing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select and prepare drawing tools and equipment

2.2 Set up workbench and seating according to WHS practices

2.3 Interpret designer or rough sketch based on workplace procedures and input from client, designer, producer or a record of an existing product

2.4 Identify features, specifications and quality criteria for drawing


3 Apply 3-D drawing techniques

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Accurately draw design of product using templates, where required, and showing relevant wearing or placement angles

3.2 Draw front, back and profile views of the product

3.3 Confirm drawing with customer or designer and make necessary adjustments to meet requirements


4 Finalise 3-D designs

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Render finalised drawing according to requirements by hand or computer

4.2 Select presentation materials, tools and equipment

4.3 Apply visual presentation techniques to final illustration

4.4 Present final illustration of 3-D design to client

4.5 File and store documentation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

Details of Learning Activities

The activities in this course have been designed to give you the opportunity to put into practice all the theory learned in class. These activities include:

  • class exercises to review class presentations/ theory
  • practical demonstrations
  • design activities or projects
  • individual and group activities
  • ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/assessor feedback

Teaching Schedule







06 Feb


Introduction & Welcome



Introduction to the course and assessments overview

  • General setup – RMIT systems
  • Library introduction to research – image databases WGSN
  • Ergonomics/ Equipment and SOP's
  • Introduction to Microsoft 365



13 Feb

Design Theory



AT1 – Explained


Part A: Knowledge

  • Purpose and Function
  • Consumer Profiling
  • Design Influences


Adobe Indesign Introduction

  • Harvard Referencing
  • Report Writing Techniques
  • Layout for Report


12th-13th Made in Australia Show – Royal Exhibition Building



 20 Feb

20th Century Trends



AT1 – Continued.


Part B: Report

  • 20th Century Trends and Events
  • 20th Century Influential Designers
  • Historical Perspectives



27 Feb

Footwear Design Report



AT1 – Continued.


Part B: Report

  • Navigating WGSN
  • Footwear Construction



6 Mar

Industry Week


Industry Visit:

  • Melbourne Fashion Week
  • Brendan Dwyer (Nicholas Building)
  • Preston Zly
  • Post Sole
  • Chase Shiel



13 Mar

AT1 Finalise


Finalise and Submit AT1 – Design Influences Report



20 Mar

Footwear Research and Development


Introduce Assessment 2 – Footwear Research and Development


AT2 - Explained

  • Part A – Knowledge
  • Prepare for Drawing (Drawing Templates, Equipment and Mediums)
  • Part B – Section 1: Consumer Profile



27 Mar

Develop Design


AT2 – Continued


  • Part B – Section 2: Trend Report
  • Part B – Section 3: Footwear Design and Drawing
  • Use Design tools to develop design concepts
  • Introduction to Technical Drawings
  • Introduction to Profile Views
  • Footwear Terminology
  • Annotate sketches to present for client for Initial meeting.



03 Apr

AT2 Finalise


AT2 – Continued


  • Part B – Section 4:  Evaluation.
  • Explore Design Concepts w/ Client
  • Part B – Section 5: Finalise and Present



MID SEMESTER BREAK: 10th-16th April



17 Apr


AT2 Presentations





Finalise and Submit AT2 – Footwear Research and Development


  • Introduction to AT3
  • Part A: Knowledge
  • TCF Software Programs



24 Apr


Footwear Tech Pack


Adobe Illustrator

  • Introduction


01 May


Footwear Tech Pack


Adobe Illustrator

  • Technical Drawing


08 May


Footwear Tech Pack


Adobe Illustrator

  • Stitching, Trims and render


15 May


Footwear Tech Pack


Microsoft Excel

  • Introduction


22 May


Footwear Tech Pack


Microsoft Excel

  • Spec and Costing Sheet


29 May


Footwear Tech Pack


Finalise and Submit AT3 – Footwear Tech Pack


05 Jun

Feedback Week



Feedback and Resubmission Weeks















































































































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

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a range of practical and theory components. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.

This is a Vocational Education and Training qualification and is assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard required in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit Assessment


Assessment Tasks






Design Influences Report

Project Report

Week 6


Footwear Research and Development

Report Portfolio

Week 10


Footwear Technical Package


Week 16

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration (or Course Coordinator).

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.


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.



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


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.


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.

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