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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUIL5991C

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

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

Program Manager
Melissa Tinetti
Ph: +61 3 9925 4338
Email: Melissa.Tinetti@rmit.edu.au 

Course Coordinator
John Leahy
Email: John.leahy@rmit.edu.au

Teaching Staff:
Scott Brimelow
Email: Scott.brimelow@rmit.edu.au 

Renato Liucci
Email: renato.Liucci@rmit.edu.au 

Mike Kenna
Email: michael.kenna@rmit.edu.au 

Anthony Varrasso
Email: anthony.varrasso@rmit.edu.au 

 

Appointment by email

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Weekly delivery schedule 2017

Lesson 1
Introduction to planning Underpinning knowledge - history benefits and methods of planning.

Lessons 2 & 3
Contracts Basic contract concepts, types & industry contracts.

Lessons 4 & 5
Town planning authority Planning zones, overlays & permits, building permits & use of MS Excel in construction planning.

Lesson 5, 6, 7 & 8
Site establishment, Site investigation & establishment.

Lesson 8 & 9
Site documentation Drawings, Specification, others & Site diary.

Lesson 10 & 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 15 to 22
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 23 to 32
Monitoring programs, Supervision of planning Communication and other Supervisory skills. Multiple projects changes to schedules and managing changes.

Lessons 33 & 34
Course completion and final assessment

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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub 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. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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

Project based assessment Task 1.
Planning permit application, building permit application and ABIC contract, site investigation checklist template and selected class activities including multiple choice quizzes.
Students are requested to attend all classes and complete the majority of assessment task during timetabled classes under supervision of the relevant teacher. Project based assessment submissions completed unsupervised may not be accepted.
Submissions may be only resubmitted via a decision by moderation panel at end of teaching period. Re submissions will be limited and if successful will only be given CAG (competency only) equivalent grade.
Hand out lesson 2 with some tasks to be completed during class and final completion lesson 7.
Weighting towards final result for this assessment task: 10%

Project based assessment Task 2.
Preparation of a selected building site for construction including site establishment, site diary dilapidation report, OH&S documentation and selected class activities including multiple choice quizzes.
Students are requested to attend all classes and complete the majority of assessment task during timetabled classes under supervision of the relevant teacher. Project based assessment submissions completed unsupervised may not be accepted.
Submissions may be only resubmitted via a decision by moderation panel at end of teaching period. Re submissions will be limited and if successful will only be given CAG (competency only) equivalent grade.
Hand out during lesson 8 and with some tasks to be completed during class and final completion lesson 15
Weighting towards final result for this assessment task: 10%

Hard copy closed book test 1.
Planning permit application, building permit application and ABIC contract, site investigation, site establishment, site diary dilapidation report, OH&S documentation.
The opportunity to resit test 1 will only be granted via a decision by moderation panel at end of teaching period. Resits will be limited and if successful will only be given CAG (competency only) equivalent grade.
Completed week 16
Weighting towards final result for this assessment task: 20%

Project based assessment Task 3.
Excel list showing all tasks and activities for medium rise construction project
Sub-contractor list showing all sub-contractors completing tasks and activities
Photo journal to include residential and commercial projects
Selected class activities including multiple choice quizzes.
Students are requested to attend all classes and complete the majority of assessment task during timetabled classes under supervision of the relevant teacher. Project based assessment submissions completed unsupervised may not be accepted.
Submissions may be only resubmitted via a decision by moderation panel at end of teaching period. Re submissions will be limited and if successful will only be given CAG (competency only) equivalent grade.
Hand out during lesson 18 and with some tasks to be completed during class and final completion lesson 24.
Weighting towards final result for this assessment task: 20%

Project based assessment Task 4.
All tasks and activities entered and scheduled appropriately into Micro soft project file
All selected sub-contractors entered into program
Call forward sheet and class demonstration completed
Selected class activities including multiple choice quizzes.
Students are requested to attend all classes and complete the majority of assessment task during timetabled classes under supervision of the relevant teacher. Project based assessment submissions completed unsupervised may not be accepted.
Submissions may be only resubmitted via a decision by moderation panel at end of teaching period. Re submissions will be limited and if successful will only be given CAG (competency only) equivalent grade.
Hand out during lesson 24 and with some tasks to be completed during class and final completion lesson 31.
Weighting towards final result for this assessment task: 20%

Hard copy closed book test 2.
Project scheduling, communication, leadership and supervision.
The opportunity to resit test 2 will only be granted via a decision by moderation panel at end of teaching period. Resits will be limited and if successful will only be given CAG (competency only) equivalent grade.
Completed week 34
Weighting towards final result for this assessment task: 20%

 


Assessment Matrix

 

Element/Performance Criteria

Project based ass task 1

Project based ass task 2

Hard copy test 1

Project based ass task 3

Project based ass task 4

Hard copy test 2

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

 

 

 

 

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.
 

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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 lodgment 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. 

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


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