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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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

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

None.

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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 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

Student 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

 

1.3

X

 

1.4

X

 

1.5

X

 

2.1

X

 

2.2

X

 

2.3

X

 

2.4

X

X

2.5

X

X

3.1

 

X

3.2

 

X

3.3

 

X

3.4

 

X

3.5

 

X

3.6

 

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 Materials Project          S
Assessment 2 Case Study                    S

 


Assessment Matrix

 

Element/Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2
1.1X 
1.2X 
1.3X 
1.4X 
1.5X 
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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