Course Title: Manage project quality

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MIET6036C

Course Title: Manage project quality

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:

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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 specifies the outcomes required to manage quality within projects. It covers determining quality requirements, implementing quality assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPM505A Manage project quality


1. Determine Quality Requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine quality objectives, standards and levels, with
      input from stakeholders and guidance of a higher project
      authority, to establish the basis for quality outcomes and a 
      quality management plan
1.2 Select and use established quality management 
      methods, techniques and tools to determine preferred
      mix of quality, capability, cost and time
1.3 Identify quality criteria, obtain agreement from a higher
      project authority and communicate to stakeholders, to
     ensure clarity of understanding and achievement of quality
     and overall project objectives
1.4 Include agreed quality requirements in the project plan
      and implement as basis for performance measurement


2. Implement Quality Assurance

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Measure and document results of project activities and
       product performance throughout the project life cycle to
      determine compliance with agreed quality standards
2.2 Identify causes of unsatisfactory results, in consultation
      with client, and recommend appropriate actions to a
      higher project authority to enable continuous improvement
      in quality outcomes
2.3 Conduct inspections of quality processes and quality
       control results to determine compliance of quality
      standards to overall quality objectives
2.4 Maintain a quality management system to enable effective
       recording and communication of quality issues and
       outcomes to a higher project authority and stakeholders


3. Implement Project Quality Improvements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review processes and implement agreed changes
      continually throughout the project life cycle to ensure
      continuous quality improvement
3.2 Review project outcomes against performance criteria to
      determine the effectiveness of quality management
      processes and procedures
3.3 Identify and document lessons learned and recommended
      improvements, and pass on to higher project authority for
      application in future projects

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


Topic Content Delivery

Qualty and customer/Stakeholder requirements

Quality Management System

Quality Plans

Inspection and Test Plans and Checklists

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AS/NZS ISO 10005:2006 IS0 10005:2005
Quality management systems— Guidelines for quality plans


AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008
Quality management systems— Requirements 

Other Resources

Other resources will be available via the RMIT Blackboard - teacher to advise.

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competence in this unit must be able to provide evidence that they have taken responsibility for quality management of projects. This will include evidence of managing the work of others within the project team with respect to quality.

Assessment Tasks

There is 1 project based assessment, and 2 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;ID=3g3whh1vttr0z;STATUS=A;SECTION=19;PAGE_AUTHOR=Chancellery (unresolved)

Assessment Tasks
Assessment 1 – 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:
A Quality Plan or other equivalent assessment as notified by the teacher.

The project based assessments will have a weighting of between 40% of the final overall assessment mark (final weighting will be advised by teacher).

Assessments 2 & 3 – Written Learning Outcomes Tests (closed book)
This written learning outcome tests will a cover elements not assessed in the project based assessment.
These tests will have a weighting of 30% 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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