Course Title: Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5256 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply legal requirements to building and construction projects of residential and low rise commercial buildings. (’Low rise’ licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). Application of legal requirements includes the capacity to ensure compliance with all contractual requirements. A thorough knowledge of the application of current legal and regulatory requirements is essential.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


1. Apply the laws relating to builder licensing or registration
2. Apply OHS legislation and provisions on site
3. Apply the codes, Acts, regulations and standards relevant to construction
4. Comply with insurance and regulatory requirements for housing construction
5. Apply legislation to financial transactions
6. Meet building contract obligations
7. Apply industrial relations policies and obligations relevant to housing construction
8. Apply dispute resolution processes

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your 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