Course Title: Select and manage building and construction contractors

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: BUIL5999C

Course Title: Select and manage building and construction contractors

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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:

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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate are essential skills.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors


1. Manage the determination of subcontractor requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Subcontractor resource requirements are assessed on the basis of expected operations and reference to the business plan.

1.2. Subcontractor requirements are managed, prioritised and documented on the basis of expected work sequence and volume.

1.3. Task analyses are conducted and managed and competences are identified from the nature of the work to be done and organisational structure.

1.4. Type and number of subcontractors are determined and a formal subcontractor structure is developed for the project.

1.5. Industrial legislation and contract legal matters that impact on operations are researched to clarify workplace obligations and subcontractor rights.


2. Manage the review of subcontractor performance.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Existing subcontractor areas of expertise are identified or reviewed to build an operational profile for each subcontractor.

2.2. Information is gathered and examined on previous performance of existing subcontractors, their work profiles and history.

2.3. Reviewing subcontractor performance for the purpose of identifying strengths and weaknesses is undertaken.

2.4. Management plan is developed for each subcontractor to enhance their ability to meet contractual obligations.


3. Establish terms and conditions for subcontractor engagement.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Subcontractor terms of engagement and scope of operations under the contract are developed or reviewed to ensure contract obligations can be met.

3.2. Conditions to be met under the terms of engagement for subcontractors are reviewed and periodically reinforced with the subcontractors.


4. Manage the selection and engagement of subcontractors.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Subcontractor engagement strategies and processes are developed and facilitated to meet organisational timelines and contract dates.

4.2. Processes for selection and engagement of subcontractors are managed to ensure that equal opportunity principles apply to all applicants.

4.3. Subcontractor short-listing and qualification checking are managed to enable the selection and engagement of the most appropriate subcontractor

4.4. Successful and unsuccessful tenderers are notified about the outcomes of the selection process.

4.5. Processes for commencement, induction and any required pre-engagement training are managed and implemented


5. Evaluate subcontractor performance and compliance with contract requirements.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Systems that evaluate subcontractor performance and compliance with contract requirements are developed and managed.

5.2. Gathering of strategic information about subcontractor performance is managed under terms of confidentiality and security but within known collection parameters.

5.3. Performance review outcomes are discussed with subcontractors on a confidential and equitable basis.

5.4. Feedback and appeal systems are introduced and managed to ensure that subcontractors have the opportunity to challenge review outco mes.

5.5. Remedial or disciplinary action is undertaken against the subcontractor in accordance with organisational policy and operational guidelines where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, workplace/site
visits, simulated workplace learning, online learning via blackboard and 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

Delivered in workshops, schedules vary from group to group so schedule is posted on Blackboard for staff and students.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.


Weight %

Assessment 1

Observation Written assessment and Project


Assessment 2

Case Study and Project


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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

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Assessment Tasks

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Reasonable Adjustment

Students with a disability or long-term medical or mental health condition can apply for adjustments to their study and assessment conditions (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z



Assessment Matrix

Ref Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

You will be advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of You performing work is used to confirm competency.


Grading available are:

Grade level Competency Level

CA 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

-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.

DNS: Did not submit assessment

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 B maths and science developmental support and advice

English language development

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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 find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

 Assessment Submission:


Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Blackboard include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. You are to use Turnitin. To verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensure original work by You is checked at submission of the assessment.


The University is obliged to obtain clear You authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s  e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing You to submit assessment works electronically.

The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;

  • Blackboard
  • PebblePad
  • WebLearn
  • RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)

The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and You.

 Good practice

  • Providing clear advice to you on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT You to submit work electronically.
  • You can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
  • Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.

You must submit all assessment tasks electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.

You are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc

 Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and

Lodge 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 2 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 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Refer to RMIT University Policies and Procedures, verify for most recent version.

 Special consideration:

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Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

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Other Information:


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



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