Course Title: Manage construction work/projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUIL5866C

Course Title: Manage construction work/projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5201 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 150

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 specifies the outcomes required to manage construction work and/or projects. Work or projects may involve fulfilling single- or multi-site commercial contractual obligations. To successfully manage construction projects requires knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, methods, procedures and practices as well as the ability to communicate effectively with others.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BCGBC5010A Manage construction work/projects

Element:

1. Establish site communication processes.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Site communication processes are established and
      managed to comply with organisational quality
      management requirements.
1.2 Dates and times of site meetings are organised and
      relevant personnel are notified.

Element:

2. Establish and review OHS, welfare and risk management procedures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Organisational requirements for on-site first aid facilities
      are identified, established and reviewed in accordance
      with relevant OHS, welfare and risk management
     legislation and regulations.
2.2 Plant and equipment usage policy and practices that
      require certificated operators are established and
      managed to comply with risk management procedures.
2.3 Hazard management procedures are established and
       implemented, and precautionary measures are instigated.
2.4 Responsibilities for safe handling of materials are
      addressed through organisational policy and procedures.
2.5 Construction safety procedures are established and
      managed in accordance with OHS, welfare and risk
      management requirements and key personnel are
      identified.
2.6 Safety induction procedures are established and managed
       in the event of dangerous incidents, injuries and 
       accidents.
2.7 Safety reporting processes and documentation are
       developed and implemented in accordance with
       organisational and legislative requirements.

Element:

3. Manage the supply of materials and installation of equipment. 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Process for placing orders for materials is established and
      managed to ensure the timely and cost effective supply
      of materials and installation of equipment .
3.2 Procedures are established, managed and monitored for
      equipment hire and maintenance.

Element:

4. Manage on-site operations.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 On-site operations are managed to implement and
      maintain a safe and cost-effective work environment in
      accordance with appropriate schedules and the contract.
4.2 Subcontractor operations are managed and coordinated to
      ensure compliance with company obligations.
4.3 System to deal with problems and delays affecting
      performance is established and managed.
4.4 Processes to manage industrial relations are established
      in accordance with company policy and regulatory 
      guidelines.
4.5 Revisions are made to project schedules when required
      and variations are documented to comply with quality
      management procedures.
4.6 Project quality management is effectively implemented to
      provide for a continuous improvement environment in
      which safety procedures are monitored continuously,
      reports are analysed and procedures reviewed as
      required.
4.7 Contact with statutory authorities and parties to the
       contract are facilitated when variations are made to
       approved contract drawings and specifications.
4.8 Multi-site management plans are implemented in
      accordance with organisational policy and site conditions.

Element:

5. Manage the processing of progress claims/payments.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Progress claims are managed and approved in
      accordance with contract requirements.
5.2 Project expenditure is managed and claims against
      scheduled projected costs are checked for accuracy.


Learning Outcomes



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

 

SemesterTopic Content Delivery
 


Topics are not necessarily studied in the order listed below.

1Site communication processes.
Site meetings.
OHS, welfare and risk management.
On-site first aid facilities.
Plant and equipment including certificated operators..
Hazard management and precautionary measures.
Safe handling of materials - policy and procedures.
Construction safety procedures are established and key personnel.
Safety induction Safety reporting processes procedures to organisational and legislative
requirements.
Materials and installation of equipment.
2Placing orders for materials - timely and cost effective..
Equipment/plant hire and maintenance.
Subcontractor operations.
Managing delays in performance
Industrial relations
Project schedule, variations..
Quality management reports analysis and procedures.
Statutory authorities and approved contract drawings and specifications.
Multi-site management plans.
Processing of progress claims/payments.
Managing Project expenditure.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Worksafe Compliance code  - First aid in the workplace


References

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007.


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by the effective management of construction work or projects.


Assessment Tasks

There are 2 project based assessments (one of the assessments might have a Part A and a Part B to be submitted at different times), and 3 learning outcomes tests. The culmination of all assessments contributes to the final result for this course.
Under special circumstances extension to assessment may be granted. Students are to follow RMIT Special Consideration Policy found in RMIT Policies and procedures link http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=3g3whh1vttr0z;STATUS=A;SECTION=19;PAGE_AUTHOR=Chancellery (unresolved)

Assessment Tasks
Assessment 1- 2 – Assignments/Project Based Assessment
The project based assessments will focus on different elements of the learning activities and address the students ability to both problem solve and provide meaningful solutions to the practical exercises that cover:
 - Site establishment and on site operations.

The project based assessments will have a weighting of between 15 - 20% each of the final overall assessment mark (final weighting will be advised by teacher).


Assessments 3, 4, & 5 – Written Learning Outcomes Tests (closed book)
This written learning outcome tests will a cover elements 1, 5 and parts of other elements not assessed by the assignments.
These tests will have a weighting of 20% each of the final overall assessment mark.

The culmination of all assessments contributes to the final result for this course.
All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA (Competency Achieved) grade. (65% equates to being competent per assessment).
A competent grade for each assessment is required to pass this course..


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Competency requirements:
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.

All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA (Competency Achieved) grade. (65% equates to being competent per assessment). A competent grade for each assessment is required to pass this course..
Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied to this weighting will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been marked NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment then a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.

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