Course Title: Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: BUIL5985C
Course Title: Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
1. Read and interpret plans and specifications.
1.1. Appropriate plans and drawings are correctly identified.
2. Identify and calculate labour costs.
2.1. Types and numbers of appropriate on-site personnel are identified and the time required on site is estimated.
3. Identify and establish physical resource requirements.
3.1. Physical resource requirements are identified.
4. Develop estimated project costs.
4.1. Appropriate labour rates and material costs are selected and applied.
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.
Information to be covered over 16 weeks.
• Appropriate plans and drawings are correctly identified.
• Project Plans and Specifications are read and understood.
• Levels, heights and gradients are correctly interpreted.
• Measurements are made and quantities identified from plans and specifications that conform to standard practice.
• Types and numbers of appropriate on-site personal are identified and the time required on site is estimated.
• Labour hours for none contract elements of on-site work are calculated.
• Costs or rates for required on site work are calculated.
• Physical resource requirements are identified.
• Lists of materials are produced and quantities calculated.
• Quantities are established against project or standard construction contracts.
• Supplier’s prices for materials and consumables are obtained.
• Plant or equipment’s requirements are identified and costed.
• Appropriate labour rates and material costs are selected and applied.
• Estimates of unit costs are determined and applied as appropriate.
• Cost to the project of WorkCover, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA0 requirements, seeking approvals, waste management site fees and other statutory or additional cost are identified and applied.
• Company overhead recovery margins are applied.
• Completed estimated project costs are calculated for inclusion in a tender bill.
Online resources on Blackboard.
Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works
Building Code of Australia - Vol 2
Australian Standard 1684 - Timber Framing
Australian Standard 2870 - Slab and Footings
The above mention Australian Standard resources are available from the library at http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp
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.
Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.
Part A - Summative - (Workbook)
Part B Summative - (Workbook)
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Element / Performance Criteria Covered||Assessment 1||Assessment 2 Part A||Assessment 2 Part B||Assessment 3|
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 1:- Formative - In Class Supervised Assessment. (Online)
Assessment 2 Part A :- Summative - (Workbook) 50% Weighting.
Assessment 2 Part B :- Summative - (Workbook) 50% Weighting.
Assessment 3:- Formative - In Class Supervised Assessment. (Online)
Assessment 1 - Formative (S/NYS)
Assessment 2A - Summative 50%
Assessment 2B- Summative 50%
Assessment 3 - Formative (S/NYS)
Competency requirements and Grading:
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Grading available are:
Grade level Competency Level
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NYC Not Yet Competent
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