Course Title: Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUIL5988C

Course Title: Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building 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: 40

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 access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise’ licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). To successfully construct low rise buildings requires a thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

Element:

1. Access and interpret relevant code and standard requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Relevant performance requirements from the BCA that apply to individual projects (described as low rise) are identified.
1.2. Requirements of relevant BCA deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) provisions are determined.
1.3. Requirements of relevant Australian standards referenced in the BCA are accessed and interpreted accordingly.
 

Element:

2. Classify buildings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Nature of a building is determined according to its use and arrangement.
2.2. BCA criteria to determine the defined classification are applied.
2.3. BCA requirements for multiple classification are identified and interpreted.

Element:

3. Analyse and apply a range of solutions to a construction problem for compliance with the BCA.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Range of criteria that will ensure that construction methods comply with BCA performance requirements is determined.
3.2. Alternative solutions to a design or construction problem that will comply with BCA requirements are discussed and proposed in accordance with company policies and procedures.
3.3. Performance-based solutions are identified and documented in accordance with BCA requirements.
3.4. Assessment methods referenced in the BCA to determine whether a building solution complies with performance requirements or DTS provision of the BCA are analysed and applied.
3.5. Relevant documentation is identified and completed in accordance with BCA requirements.

Element:

4. Apply fire protection requirements.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Passive and active fire control elements for low rise building required by the BCA and other legislation are identified and applied.
4.2. Level of fire resistance required for the construction of various low rise buildings is determined.
4.3. Check of existing buildings for compliance with passive and active fire protection requirements is carried out in accordance with BCA requirements
 


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

 On Site Practical Assessment and Project

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

 

2.1

X

 

2.2

X

 

2.3

X

 

3.1

X

X

3.2

X

X

3.2

 

X

3.3

 

X

3.4

X

X

3.5

X

 

4.1

X

 

4.2

X

 

4.3

X

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment                                                                                     Weight %

Task 1 Building Class- Project Base Assignment                             30
Task 2 Journal Activities Portfolio                                                     30
Task 3 In Class Written Assessment                                                40

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaTask  1Task 2Task 3
1.1 X 
1.2 X 
1.3X  
2.1X  
2.2X  
2.3X  
3.1X  
3.2 XX
3.3  X
3.4  X
3.5 X 
4.1 X 
4.2 X 
4.3 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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