Course Title: Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUIL6210C

Course Title: Apply legal requirements to 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 4338

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply legal requirements to building and construction projects 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).
Application of legal requirements includes the capacity to ensure compliance with all contractual requirements. A thorough knowledge of the application of current legal and regulatory requirements is essential.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

Element:

1. Apply the laws relating to builder licensing or registration.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Licensing or registration legislation relevant to the region is researched and identified.
1.2. Classifications for builders, supervisors and managers are applied.

Element:

2. Apply OHS legislation and provisions on site.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Main provisions of OHS legislation and regulations are researched and identified and local legislative requirements are met.
2.2. Regulations and codes applicable to on-site construction are identified, applied and monitored.
2.3. Site safety signage requirements are identified and applied.

Element:

3. Apply the codes, Acts, regulations and standards relevant to construction. 

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Current codes, Acts, regulations and standards applicable to a particular building and construction project are researched.
3.2. Construction process is carried out in accordance with codes, Acts, regulations and standards concerning construction, insurance, sustainability, environmental matters and appropriate by-laws

Element:

4. Comply with insurance and regulatory requirements for housing construction.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Insurance cover is arranged in accordance with legal requirements.
4.2. Contract law is applied in accordance with common law principles, relevant state or territory laws and regulations, and fair trading legislation.

Element:

5. Apply legislation to financial transations.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Payroll systems are set up and administered in compliance with current legislative requirements.
5.2. GST systems are set up and administered in compliance with current legislation.

Element:

6. Meet building contract obligations.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Correct form of contract is selected for the project.
6.2. Contracted work is carried out in accordance with the contractual obligations applicable to both parties.
6.3. Conditions of the contract, including approvals and financial matters are met.

Element:

7. Apply industrial relations policies and obligation relevant to housing construction.

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Relevant industrial relations policies and obligations are researched, identified and applied.
7.2. Subcontract companies that comply with company policy and obligations under subcontract agreements are identified and contracted.
7.3. Relevant awards are applied to contracts.
7.4. Workplace agreements are used in accordance with company policy.
7.5. Proactive measures are taken to ensure discrimination and harassment are not practised in the workplace.
7.6. Provisions of training agreements are identified and applied.
7.7. Reference material on access to industrial relations or legal information is made available to employees.

Element:

8. Apply dispute resolution processes.

Performance Criteria:

8.1. Organisational dispute resolution processes are applied.
8.2. Customer complaints are dealt with according to company policy.
8.3. Disputes are documented and outcomes recorded and maintained


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. 

This unit of competency could be assessed by the supervision of administration processes relating to a residential or commercial construction project, including the administration of payments, supervision of on-site communications, compliance with quality control and record keeping processes.

Assessment Tasks

You 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 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

 

2.1

X

 

2.2

X

 

2.3

X

 

3.1

X

 

3.2

X

 

4.1

X

 

4.2

X

 

5.1

X

 

5.2

X

 

6.1

X

 

6.2

X

 

6.3

X

 

7.1

 

X

7.2

 

X

7.3

 

X

7.4

 

X

7.5

 

X

7.6

 

X

7.7

 

X

8.1

 

X

8.2

 

X

8.3

 

X


Assessment Tasks

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
S – Satisfactory (Interim Mark)
 

Assessment                                       Mark
Assessment 1 Project Manual           S
Assessment 2 Case Study                 S
Assessment 3 Workbook                   S


Assessment Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1X  
1.2X  
2.1X  
2.2X  
2.3X  
3.1X  
3.2X  
4.1 X 
4.2 X 
5.1 X 
5.2 X 
6.1 X 
6.2 X 
6.3 X 
7.1  X
7.2  X
7.3  X
7.4  X
7.5  X
7.6  X
7.7  X
8.1  X
8.2  X
8.3  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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