Course Title: Communications for the Building Industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2145 Certificate II in Plumbing (Prevocational)

Course Title: Communications for the Building Industry

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide training for effective communication in the building and construction workplace at a simple, routine and predictable level.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The learner should be able to:
• read, comprehend and discuss printed familiar information in English
• write simple statements.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN235 Communications for the Building Industry

Learning Outcomes

1. Gather, record and convey information using different forms of communication in a building and construction work related context.
2. Carry out face to face routine building and construction communication.
3. Work with others in the building and construction industry.
4. Participate in simple meeting processes.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.  Feedback will be provided throughout the course.