Course Title: Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL5991C

Course Title: Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work

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

Course Coordinator
John Leahy email john.leahy@rmit.edu.au

Facilitator
Melissa Tinetti email melissa.tinetti@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 200

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 supervise the planning process and organisation of on-site building or construction work projects up to and including medium rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium rise licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction, Class 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, Class 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys, not including Type A construction). Successful supervision of planning and organisation requires effective interpretation of contractual and planning requirements and development of strategies for using human and physical resources effectively in order to comply with contractual obligations. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant building and construction planning practices, state or territory building and construction codes, standards and regulations and human resource principles and practices is required.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work

Element:

1. Appraise the contractual documentation and delegate the planning of operational requirements as necessary.

Element:

1. Appraise the contractual documentation and delegate the planning of operational requirements as necessary.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Copies of building approvals and conditions relating
to the medium rise building or construction project
are obtained.
1.2.Contracts are reviewed to determine any unusual
aspects of construction, use of materials or penalty
provisions.
1.3.Possible design problems are identified and brought
to the attention of project consultants.
1.4.Availability of subcontractors and their suitability to
meet job requirements specific to medium rise
projects is reviewed.
1.5.Availability of materials and conditions of purchase
and authorised purchases are reviewed.
1.6.Access to the site is established within requirements
and on-site accommodation is located in an
appropriate location.
1.7.Contact is established and maintained with relevant
statutory authorities controlling construction work.

Element:

2. Initiate strategies and delegate the implementation of medium rise construction operations, as necessary.

Element:

2. Initiate strategies and delegate the implementation of medium rise construction operations, as necessary.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Resources supply system for controlling and
recording materials entering and leaving the site is
implemented and maintained.
2.2.Procedures for recording and paying for the hire of
plant equipment and authorising payment are
managed.
2.3.OHS and rehabilitation procedures, including hazard
and risk management, are established.
2.4.Procedures for the removal of existing services and
hazardous materials are planned and implemented in
accordance with regulatory requirements.
2.5.Procedures required for the control of multiple
projects are established.

Element:

3. Supervise the preparation of project schedules

Element:

3. Supervise the preparation of project schedules.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Construction operations are planned and executed in
sequence.
3.2.Entering of operations data into an appropriate
scheduling system for analysis is managed.
3.3.Project's critical path is established and revision of
the project schedule is managed with new projects
incorporated and documented as required.
3.4.Strategies for avoiding and overcoming project
delays are developed.
3.5.Management is advised of cost-benefits and
implications of providing overtime payments.

Element:

4. Ensure the provision of all resources required for project.

Element:

4. Ensure the provision of all resources required for project.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Adjustments to the project timeframe to take account of anticipated delays are facilitated.
4.2.Temporary services and site accommodation needs
are identified and arranged as required.
4.3.Plant requirements, site location and installation
dates are confirmed.
4.4.On-site personnel and labour requirements are
determined and documented.

Element:

5. Review existing on-site buildings or structures.

Element:

5. Review existing on-site buildings or structures.

Performance Criteria:

5.1.Condition of existing buildings or structures to be
retained, and structures on adjacent site boundaries,
are reviewed and recorded.
5.2.Copies of reports are submitted to adjacent building
owners prior to commencing construction work

Element:

6. Supervise staff and maintain an effective work environment.

Element:

6. Supervise staff and maintain an effective work environment.

Performance Criteria:

6.1.Overview of the project site or sites is maintained
and staff resources are allocated according to
organisational, regulatory and project needs.
6.2.Activities of contract planning personnel are
monitored and an effective work environment is
maintained.
6.3.Effective human resource practices and policies
which maximise performance and productivity are
employed.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

See teaching schedule below


Teaching Schedule

Lessons 1 & 2
Introduction to planning Underpinning knowledge - history benefits and methods of planning. 
Lessons 3, 4 & 5 
Contracts Basic contract concepts, types & industry contracts.
Lessons  6 & 7 
Town planning authority Planning zones, overlays & permits, building permits & use of MS Excel in construction planning. 
Lessons 7 & 8
Site establishment, Site investigation & establishment.
Lessons 8, 9 & 10
Site documentation Drawings, Specification, others & Site diary.
Lesson 11
Labour and materials Resources, materials and labour calculations, crew sizes. Using MS Excel. 
Lessons 12, 13 & 14 
Project scheduling, Introduction to MS Project - use for house planning. Phases of commercial construction.
Lessons 14 to 26
Project scheduling
Footing systems, further MS Project skills, residential framing, portal steel framing, precast and tilt up panels, suspended slab construction, roofing, blockwork & other claddings, windows, internal services, joinery, tiling, painting, services fit-off and handover. 
Lessons 27 & 28
Monitoring programs, Multiple projects changes to schedules and managing changes. 
Lessons 29 & 30
Supervision of planning Communication and other Supervisory skills. 
Lessons 31 & 32
Course completion and final assessment

Students please note this is a guide only and is subject to change.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

All resources will be provided in class and via RMIT blackboard.


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.

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Project based assessment Task 1

10

Assessment 2

Project based assessment Task 2

10

Assessment 3

Hard copy closed book test 1

20

Assessment 4

Project based assessment Task 3

20

Assessment 5

Project based assessment Task 4

20

Assessment 6

Hard copy closed book test 2

20

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Assessment 4

Assessment 5

Assessment 6

1.1

X

 

X

 

  

1.2

X

 

X

 

  

1.3

X

 

X

 

  

1.4

 

 

X

X

  

1.5

 

 

 

X

 X

1.6

 

X

 

X

  

1.7

X

 

X

X

X 

2.1

 

X

X

 

  

2.2

 

X

 

  

2.3

 

X

 

 

  

2.4

 

 

X

X

  

2.5

 

 

 

 

XX

3.1

 

 

X

X

X

3.2

 

 

 

X

X

3.3

 

 

 

 

X 

3.4

 

 

 

 

XX

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

X

 

4.3

 

 

X

X

 

4.4

 

 

 

 

 

5.1

X

X

X

 

  

5.2

 

X

X

 

  

6.1

 

 

 

X

XX

6.2

 

 

 

 

6.3

 

 

 

 

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 Tasks

Assessment Tasks
Assessment No. 1 - Assignment - Planning permit application, building permit application and MBA contract - 5%
Hand out lesson 4 and complete week 8
Assessment No. 2 - Closed book test hard copy or online to be determined by teacher. - Approximately 30 questions covering, but not limited to scheduling, site roles, contracts building and planning permits - 10% 
Lesson 9
Assessment No. 3 - Assignment - Preparation of a selected building site for construction including site investigation, establishment, site diary dilapidation report etc - 15%
Hand out week 10 and complete week 15
Assessment No. 4 - Closed book test hard copy or online to be determined by teacher. - Approximately 30 questions covering, but not limited to site establishment, on site documentation, labour calculations, network diagrams, critical path - 10% 
Lesson 16
Assessment No. 5 – Assignment - Planning for a small commercial building including resources, MS project Gant chart and in class demonstration. 
This assessment task will be divided into 3 stages.
Assessment occurs during class at various intervals with appropriate feedback given to the student. – Total 40%
Hand out lesson 21 and complete lesson 30
Assessment No. 6 - Closed book test hard copy or online to be determined by teacher. - Approximately 30 questions covering, but not limited to project scheduling, particularly construction sequence - 10%
Lesson 25
Assessment No. 7 - Closed book test hard copy or online to be determined by teacher. - Approximately 30 questions covering but not limited to project scheduling, managing multiple projects and supervision - 10% 
Lesson 31
 

Students please note this is a guide only and is subject to change.

In order to be given a competent grade or higher in this course, students must pass ALL assessment tasks regardless of results for individual assessment tasks.

The culmination of all assessments contributes to the final result for this course.
Students are to follow RMIT Special Consideration Policy found in RMIT Policies and procedures link
 


Assessment Matrix

Ass 1  P.C.1.1, 1.2, 1.3 & 1.7

Ass 2 P.C. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, & 1.7

Ass 3 P.C.  1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,4.2, 5.1 & 5.2

Ass 4 P.C.  1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,2.5, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 5.1 & 5.2


Ass 5 P.C.  2.5, 3.1, 3.3 & 3.4
 

Ass 6 P.C.  2.5, 3.1, 3.3 & 3.4
 

Ass 7 P.C.  2.5, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 6.1, 6.2 & 6.3
 

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

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. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.

Grading available are:
Grade level Competency Level
CHD Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.
CDI Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution.
CC Competent with Credit -The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence.
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC Not Yet Competent
-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.
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Assessment Submission:

Turnitin
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e-Submission

The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• Blackboard
• PebblePad
• WebLearn
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)
The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.
Good practice

• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc
Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge 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 2 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 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
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Special consideration:

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Plagiarism:

Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

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