Course Title: Produce technical drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GRAP5355C

Course Title: Produce technical drawings

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


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:

CUVACD303A Produce technical drawings


Create technical drawings

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply appropriate conventions and standards to technical drawings
2.2 Prepare and review preliminary drawings in consultation with relevant people and confirm required amendments
2.3 Produce technical drawings that are consistent with concept and purpose of drawings
2.4 Finalise and submit technical drawings within agreed time



Prepare for technical drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify technical drawing requirements with reference to relevant documentation and in consultation with appropriate people
1.2 Identify factors that may impact on technical drawing work
1.3 Review the purpose of drawings and select appropriate techniques
1.4 Prepare equipment and materials according to relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In class activities may include:

class exercises to review discussions/lectures
practical demonstrations
design activities or projects
peer teaching and class presentations
independent project based work
teacher directed group activities/projects
studio practice

‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


COURSE  CONTENT                               

Week 8



What is technical drawing? materials & equipment required. Using equipment.

Week 9  




 Week 10
Drafting Conventions: Sheet sizes. Title blocks. Lettering. Scale. Line weights. Symbols and abbreviations.
Project 1: Drafting Conventions
 Week 12  1 & 2
Week 11 

Orthographic projection:                 Plan, elevation and section.

Project 2: Residential House Plan


Week 14

 1 & 2
Week 12  Supervised studio activity: Complete house plan in pencil. Begin to ink up plan ready to complete next week.    1, 2
 Week 13
(W/C 13-05-13)
Drafting Conventions: Drafting in ink, line weights. Annotations.     1, 2
 Week 14  Orthographic projection:
Site measure tips and equipment.

Project 3: Residential Bathroom 

 Week 16   1, 2
 Week 15
Supervised studio activity:
Existing bathroom plan and elevations to be drafted in pencil.
Proposed bathroom plan to be worked out using 1:20 scale
    1, 2
 Week 16 Supervised studio activity:
Existing and proposed bathroom plan and elevations to be traced in ink
 Week 16   1, 2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


Yee,R (1997). Architectural drawing. A compendium of types & methods. New York: John Wiley Wilkie, G& Arden, s (2001). Building your home. A comprehensive guide for Australian owner builders. Australia: New  Holland Publishers Ching, FDK, & Adams C. (2001) Building construction illustrated. 3rd Ed Canada: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Other Resources

Equipment & Materials

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

1 Pencil eraser ( white)

1 Blue ink erasor

1A3 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 sat 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

Assessment for this course will be project based

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will consist of thee technical drawings projects:Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded. Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both. To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Task 1: An exercise in which you will demonstrate skills and knowledge in drafting conventions - Due Week 11

Task 2: A technical drawing of a residential house plan - Due Week 14

Task 3: Technical drawings of a residential bathroom - Due Week 16

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 studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (

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.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage

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.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Further links - Application for extension of time

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
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