Course Title: Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4394 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management

Course Title: Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH5219C

City Campus

TAFE

130T Vocational Engineering

Internet

VE 2016

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH5219C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Internet

VE 2017 ()

Course Contact: Mimma Luppino

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4979

Course Contact Email: mimma.luppino@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and extract information from different types of plans, building drawings and specifications for residential buildings.

The unit supports workers in the property industry who are required to read and extract routine information from a variety of plans and drawings associated with residential buildings. It applies to real estate agents, property managers, strata managers, Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) assessors, home sustainability assessors and facility managers.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States and Territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NIL



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPCMN4008 Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings

Elements:

1. Identify and review plans and drawings.

2. Check amendments to plans and drawings

3. Identify symbols, terms, abbreviations and shading used in plans and drawings.

4. Locate and identify key features on a site plan

5. Extract data from plans, drawings and specifications


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this, course you should be able to:
1. Identify and review plans and drawings.
   1.1 Main types of plans and drawings for residential buildings are identified.
   1.2 Purpose of different types of plans and drawings are identified.
   1.3 Key features of each type of plan and drawing are identified.
2. Check amendments to plans and drawings.
   2.1 Title panel is checked to verify latest amendment to plans and drawings.
   2.2 Amendments to specifications are checked to ensure currency of information.
3. Identify symbols, terms, abbreviations and shading used in plans and drawings.
   3.1 Symbols used in plans and drawings are identified.
   3.2 Abbreviations used in plans and drawings are identified.
   3.3 Colouring and shading used in plans and drawings are identified.
   3.4 Building and construction terms used in plans and drawings are identified.
4. Locate and identify key features on a site plan.
   4.1 Site is identified from location drawings.
   4.2 True north and building orientation are identified from details provided on site plan.
   4.3 Key features of site plan are identified.
5. Extract data from plans, drawings and specifications.
   5.1 Key building features are identified in relevant plans and drawings.
   5.2 Data on key building features is extracted from relevant plans, drawings and specifications.
   5.3 Building codes or standards identified in specifications are identified.
Key features of products included in specifications are identified.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include but not limited to a variety of methods including written short answers, assignments, online quizzes, interactive tasks and multiple choice questions. You will be asked to demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the 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.