Course Title: Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5249

Course Title: Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Term2 2011,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Chris Job

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4036

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to use computer aided drafting (CAD) applications to produce models and documentation for interior decoration and design projects to meet client and project brief requirements

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

A pre-requisite for this course is "Produce computer-aided drawings, RMIT course code GRAP5300C.  This unit is delivered in conjuction with "Studio Practice 2".

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID5014A Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects


1.    Determine project requirements

2.    Use CAD applications to produce 3D model and documentation

3.   Edit drawing components

4.   Render surfaces

5.   Create 3-D views of the model

6.   Plot and print for final presentations

7.   Save and back up files

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in interior decoration and design operations of all sizes. It applies to the development of 2-D and 3-D drawings that incorporate all standard practice notations and drawing protocols.

This unit requires employability skills in initiative and enterprise, planning and organising and problem solving in order to determine drawing specifications to meet design brief requirements. Communication skills are used to interpret and document design information and complete drawings. Self management and learning skills are applied to gain additional information to support drawing design skills.

Overview of Assessment

Effectively design and produce at least two 2-D CAD drawings and two 3-D CAD drawings that document the requirements of the design brief

Apply drafting and drawing protocols in accordance with Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia

Effectively apply design elements and principles to designing with CAD applications

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures to design with CAD applications

Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area