Course Title: Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM7842C

Course Title: Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise 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

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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 supervise the systems through which materials are typically selected, acquired and stored on site for projects described by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as low rise building or construction work (low rise’ licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Class 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction).
It ensures the delivery to the site of materials that meet contract specifications and service requirements for low rise projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects


1. Identify and evaluate the properties of building materials.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Suitability of materials commonly used in the region for low rise buildings is identified for a given building system.
1.2. Properties of materials, their quality and the compatibility and non-compatibility of different materials are identified.
1.3. Environmental impacts of different materials are identified.
1.4. Impact of allowable tolerances on the conversion of naturally occurring materials is identified.
1.5. Tolerances for installing and assembling materials are identified and checked in regard to the nature of the work being performed and the requirements of relevant construction industry Australian standards.


2. Ensure suitable building materials are selected for application.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Materials that are structurally adequate and appropriate for the building system specified in the contract are selected.
2.2. Materials are selected for their safety; required fire resistance rating; suitability to the application, durability, serviceability and cost effectiveness; and compliance with Australian standards.
2.3. Short and long-term degradation of materials are considered in relation to the building's proposed life cycle.
2.4. Alternative materials are evaluated and selected if specified materials are unavailable or unsuitable.
2.5. Selection of materials for use is finalised in accordance with contractual requirements and in consultation with relevant professionals and the client.


3. Supervise the acceptance, safe handling and storage of materials on site.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Limitations and effects of transportation on materials and components are determined and action is taken in the case of potentially damaging circumstances.
3.2. Materials are handled correctly and safely on site using appropriate equipment and safe work practices.
3.3. Materials are stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications and in compliance with relevant Australian standards.
3.4. Processes are implemented for inspecting all materials delivered on site for naturally occurring and/or manufactured defects before installation.
3.5. Personnel are aware of actions to be taken in the case of defects caused by incorrect installation, application or placement.
3.6. Timber is preserved and ferrous and non-ferrous metals used in the construction process are protected, using established methods.

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

10 sessions (9 learning sessions and 1 assessment session) shall be delivered.

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

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



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

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

















































Assessment Tasks

Work Book Assessment
The Work Book is provided to each student and contains lessons, reference materials, and activities that will be conducted in class and independently. The work book then contains students evidence of the assessment
A Journal is a student’s own notes and reflections that demonstrate their understanding of the materials delivered in the course. Students will be required add to the journal with their own observations as part of the assessment requirement.
Toolbox is a part of the on line content and allows students to go through a self-paced lesson plan with activities that are assessed for competency.
On Site practicals and oral Questioning
On site delivery may be on the company premises or on a job site location where a practicum may involve a walkthrough of a job site with lecture, questions and journal entries.
Students will be asked a series of Questions and complete small practical activities as part of the assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Practical activities /Site oral tests 25%
Work book activity sheets 25%
Journal 25%
Toolbox 25%

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:
To be deemed competent students 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.
Students are advised that they 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 students performing work is used to confirm competency.
Gradings available are:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
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