Course Title: Select and prepare a construction contract

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUIL5984C

Course Title: Select and prepare a construction contract

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

David King

david.king@rmit.edu.au

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate are essential skills.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract

Element:

1. Identify and analyse the essential elements, sections and clauses of a business contract.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Various types of building and construction contracts are identified and the appropriate application of each type is analysed.
1.2. Essential terms and elements of a valid contract are identified and analysed.
1.3. Importance of identifying an intention to create legal relations is analysed.
1.4. Rights and liabilities of parties under a contract are identified and analysed.
1.5. Common building contract terms and procedures are identified and applied.
1.6. Circumstances that bring about a breach of contract are identified and analysed.
1.7. Legislative requirements are identified and applied.

Element:

2. Select an appropriate contract for the works to be undertaken.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. A contract, appropriate for the type of construction, is accurately selected.
2.2. Range of documents that collectively make up a contract is accurately identified and prepared.
2.3. Requirements associated with an offer and acceptance of a contract are accurately identified and applied.
2.4. Capacity of the parties to form a binding agreement in the form of a contract is confirmed.
2.5. Factors associated with the parties' consent to a contract are identified and applied.

Element:

3. Prepare the contract.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Expert advice is sought as required in the preparation of the contract.
3.2. Factors leading to the termination of a contract are defined, analysed and assessed during the preparation of the contract.
3.3. Contract rise and fall amounts are accurately calculated during the preparation of the contract.
3.4. Schedule of progress payments is assessed and included in the preparation of the contract.
3.5. Processes for applying for extensions of time are included in the preparation of the contract.
3.6. Final contract is prepared in consultation with relevant personnel and in accordance with the accepted processes of the organisation and legal requirements.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements
  


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via blackboard
• 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

To be advised at first class.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by the selection and development of appropriate contracts, which meet organisational and industry standards and relate to low rise building structures. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessments

Weight %

Assessment 1

Complete Major domestic building contract / Scenario

50

Assessment 2

Online Quiz Parts a, b,c

50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

 

X

1.2

 

X

1.3

 

X

1.4

 

X

1.5

 

X

1.6

 

X

1.7

 

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

2.3

X

X

2.4

X

X

2.5

X

X

3.1

X

 

3.2

X

 

3.3

X

 

3.4

X

 

3.5

X

 

3.6

X

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessments                                                                                                      Weight %
Assessment 1 Complete Major domestic building contract / Scenario                   50
Assessment 2 Online Quiz                                                                                     30
Assessment 3 Weekly progressive assessment                                                    20


Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1 XX
1.2 XX
1.3 XX
1.4 XX
1.5 XX
1.6 XX
1.7 XX
2.1XXX
2.2XXX
2.3XXX
2.4XXX
2.5XXX
3.1X X
3.2X X
3.3X X
3.4X X
3.5X X
3.6X X

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.


 

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