Course Title: Apply structural principles to the construction of medium-rise buildings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5201 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Apply structural principles to the construction of medium-rise buildings

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 300

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the building of medium-rise buildings. The design and construction of medium-rise buildings requires the input of a range of skilled professionals, including architects and engineers.
The building and construction professional plays a significant role within this project team and requires the ability to communicate effectively with building design professionals, and develop sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BCGBC5008A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium-rise buildings


1. Apply structural principles to the planning of the erection and/or demolition of a structure.

2. Coordinate and manage the site and job set-up assessment.

3. Coordinate and manage the construction of footing systems.

4. Coordinate and manage the structural elements of the construction process.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by the application of structural design principles to a medium-rise building and construction project, including demolition of existing buildings and communication of the selection, positioning and sizing of all structural members that form fixed or temporary building structures for the project.