Course Title: Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: BUIL5996C

Course Title: Administer the legal obligations of a building or 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 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff



Note : This course has been Superseded by Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor Term2 2013 CPCCBC5007B;

Nominal Hours: 100

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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract. It is concerned with licensing and/or builders’ registration and other legislative matters as appropriate, and administering the systems through which the obligations of complying with legislation are fulfilled. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, regulations, licensing, employee awards, agreements, OHS, taxation and insurance is required.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5007A Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract


1. Comply with the laws relating to establishing and licensing a building or construction contractor.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Business registration of the organisation is secured in accordance with owner/operator preferences and legal requirements.
1.2. Approval of licensing and registration as a contractor/supervisor is sought from appropriate government agency.
1.3. Responsibilities of operating a construction business in accordance with legislation are met by the contractor.
1.4. Legal documents and records are kept and carefully maintained.


2. Engage personnel for the project.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Relevant industrial awards are identified for the hiring of staff or labour.
2.2. Contracts of employment are determined on a case-by-case basis and the principles and legalities of workplace agreements are implemented.
2.3. Equal opportunity principles are applied in all aspects of recruitment and selection.
2.4. Procedures for employment termination and redundancy are explained and followed.
2.5. Dispute resolution processes are established, documented and implemented where necessary.


3. Administer the regulations relating to OHS, welfare, workers' compensation, noise abatement and working hours.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. OHS and Welfare Act provisions are identified and complied with, on and off the site.
3.2. OHS authority is contacted to determine the necessary approvals or permits prior to work commencing.
3.3. Provisions of Workers Compensation Act are complied with and the rights and responsibilities of workers are observed to ensure a safe workplace.
3.4. Regulations relating to noise abatement and working hours are adhered to.


4. Implement rehabilitation arrangements for employees returning to work.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Rehabilitation arrangements for employees returning from injury or illness are facilitated and implemented.
4.2. Workers returning to work after injury or illness are assisted to regain full employment status as soon as practicable.


5. Comply with taxation and insurance requirements of federal, state and territory legislation.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Taxation payments are recorded, collected and made in compliance with Australian Taxation Office requirements, including GST obligations.
5.2. Insurance policies are identified to provide appropriate cover for personnel, property and project works.
5.3. Mandatory superannuation provisions are made for employees.


6. Administer all obligations in a conscientious manner and observe fair trading practice.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Fair trading practice responsibilities are maintained effectively and efficiently.
6.2. Best interests of clients are promoted and undertaken conscientiously in accordance with the agreed contract


7. Comply with environmental legislation and its intent.

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Renewable materials are used as a primary aim wherever possible over non-renewable materials.
7.2. Low energy materials are used in preference to high energy materials, where practical.
7.3. Processes to ensure compliance with environmental protection legislation are implemented.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Overview of course assessments in sumulated business environment

Teaching Schedule

Week 1-18

Topics covered
Actions Required Expected outcomes
ResourcesLesson One Introduction to topic
Overview of course assessments
Review critical aspects of a domestic building contract

Lesson Two Brief review critical licensing requirements.
Discuss & research different types of business structure

Lesson Three Record Keeping: Research your responsibilities.
Report on findings.
Complete journal entry 3
 layout of Company Manual:
Lesson Four Review Lesson three (First Hour)
Look at employment Contracts
Principles related to employment contracts
Workplace Agreements
Lesson Five

Company policy: Research and report.
• Equal opportunity policy
• Dispute resolution policy

Lesson Six Policy Continued: OHS Policy

•Lesson Seven to elUnderstand company responsibilities:
• Worker Compensation act.
• Regulations relating to Rehabilitation.
• Assist workers to return to work
• Union Right of entry

Lesson Eight Taxation:
• Payments and records
• Subcontractors

Lesson Nine Insurance:
• Legislated
• Individual / Company
• Understanding
Lesson Ten Fair trading Practise:
• Responsibilities
• Legislations
• Best Interest
• Code of Practice
Lesson Eleven Industry Associations / Generalities
• What they are / Benefits
• Training
• Company Image
• The Bigger picture
Lesson Twelve Finalise Daft copy of your Company Manual.
Provide a copy to your class instructor (PDF / Email)
Take time to review all works to date
• Is your work complete?
• Does it reflect a professional document?
• Manual to be critiqued by peers next week
Opportunity to evaluate.

Lesson Thirteen Critique: You will be provided with up to two manuals you are required to...
Lesson Fourteen Analyse Feedback provided by peers.

Lesson Fifteen Introduction to compliance with environmental legislation.

Lesson Sixteen In Class Knowledge question session.

Weeks 17 Identify processes to comply with environmental protection legislation.

Look at what may impact our business!
Weeks 18 Discuss learned outcomes for the semester!


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

Assessment -1 Collection of Journal Entries
Entries 1-6. 5 Marks per entry. 30%
Assessment -2 Company Manual: 50%
Assessment -3 Knowledge Questions: In class Multiple choice at week 16.20%
100% Total

Assessment Matrix

Assessment -1Collection of Journal Entries

6 Entries

5 Marks per entry.

Assessment -2Company Manual50%
Assessment -3Knowledge Questions week 1620%

In class Multiple choice 20%
100% Total

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