Course Title: Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUIL5985C

Course Title: Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4274 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

Nil.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Element:

1. Read and interpret plans and specifications.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Appropriate plans and drawings are correctly identified. 1.2. Project plans and specifications are read and understood. 1.3. Levels, heights, gradients and other measurements are interpreted. 1.4. Measurements are made and quantities identified from plans and specifications that conform to standard industry practice.

Element:

2. Identify and calculate labour costs.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Types and numbers of appropriate on-site personnel are identified and the time required on site is estimated. 2.2. Labour hours for non-contract elements of on-site work are calculated. 2.3. Costs or rates for required on-site work are calculated.

Element:

3. Identify and establish physical resource requirements.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Physical resource requirements are identified. 3.2. Lists of materials are produced and quantities calculated. 3.3. Quantities are established against project or standard construction contracts. 3.4. Supplier prices for materials and consumables are obtained. 3.5. Plant or equipment requirements are identified and costed.

Element:

4. Develop estimated project costs.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Appropriate labour rates and material costs are selected and applied. 4.2. Estimates of unit costs are determined and applied as appropriate. 4.3. Costs to the project of WorkCover, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, seeking approvals, waste management site fees and other statutory or additional costs are identified and applied. 4.4. Company overhead recovery and margins are applied. 4.5. Completed estimated project costs are calculated for inclusion in a tender or bill.

Element:

1. Read and interpret plans and specifications.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Appropriate plans and drawings are correctly identified.
1.2. Project plans and specifications are read and understood.
1.3. Levels, heights, gradients and other measurements are interpreted.
1.4. Measurements are made and quantities identified from plans and specifications that conform to standard industry practice

Element:

2. Identify and calculate labour costs.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Types and numbers of appropriate on-site personnel are identified and the time required on site is estimated.
2.2. Labour hours for non-contract elements of on-site work are calculated.
2.3. Costs or rates for required on-site work are calculated.

Element:

3. Identify and establish physical resource requirements.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Physical resource requirements are identified.
3.2. Lists of materials are produced and quantities calculated.
3.3. Quantities are established against project or standard construction contracts.
3.4. Supplier prices for materials and consumables are obtained.
3.5. Plant or equipment requirements are identified and costed.

Element:

4. Develop estimated project costs.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Appropriate labour rates and material costs are selected and applied.
4.2. Estimates of unit costs are determined and applied as appropriate.
4.3. Costs to the project of WorkCover, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, seeking approvals, waste management site fees and other statutory or additional costs are identified and applied.
4.4. Company overhead recovery and margins are applied.
4.5. Completed estimated project costs are calculated for inclusion in a tender or bill.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via blackboard
• Other forms of structured teaching and learning
Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course


Teaching Schedule

 

 1. Each cluster in a face to face workshop in the first week of the new Cluster.

 2. The remaining delivered is on line, and face to face tutorials for each cluster

    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.Students will be asked to personally demonstrate to the teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals. 

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessment

Weight

Assessment 1

Observation Written Assessment and Project

50%

Assessment 2

Case Study and Projects

50%

these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

X

 

1.2

X

 

1.3

X

 

1.4

X

 

2.1

X

 

2.2

X

 

2.3

X

 

3.1

X

 

3.2

X

X

3.3

X

X

3.4

X

X

3.5

X

X

4.1

 

X

4.2

 

X

4.3

 

X

4.4

 

X

4.5

 

X

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment                                                                                                               

Assessment 1 Report/presentation                                                                              
Assessment 2 Complete Major domestic building contract case study               
Assessment 3 Quiz    

CAG - Competency Achieved -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did not submit
                                                                                                       

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Element/ Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1  X
1.2  X
1.3  X
1.4  X
1.5  X
1.6  X
1.7  X
2.1X  
2.2X  
2.3X  
2.4X  
2.5X  
3.1 X 
3.2 X 
3.3 X 
3.4 X 
3.5 X 
3.6 X 


 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.


The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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