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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUIL6238C

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

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

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

Nil.

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:

CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or constructio

Element:

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

Element:

2 Engage personnel for the project.

Element:

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

Element:

4 Implement rehabilitation arrangements for employees returning to work.

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

7 Comply with environmental legislation and its intent.

Element:

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.
1.4 Legal documents and records are kept and carefully maintained

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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

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 the first class.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


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.

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment

Weight

Task 1

Reflective Journal

25%

Task 2

Project based assessment / Group task max group size four or individual.

50%

Task 3

Online Knowledge Questions (Parts a, b, c, d)

25%

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

X

 

X

2.1

 

X

X

2.2

 

X

X

2.3

 

X

X

2.4

 

X

X

2.5

 

X

X

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

4.1

 

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

5.2

X

X

X

5.3

X

X

X

6.1

X

X

 

6.2

X

X

 

7.1

 

X

 

7.2

 

X

 

7.3

 

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

Assessment                                                                                  Weight
Task 1 Reflective Journal                                                                  25%
Task 2 Project based assessment / Group task or individual.           50%
Task 3 Online Knowledge Questions                                                15%
Task 4 Weekly progressive assessment                                          10%


Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Assessment 4
1.1X XX
1.2X XX
1.3X XX
1.4X XX
2.1 XXX
2.2 XXX
2.3 XXX
2.4 XXX
2.5 XXX
3.1 XXX
3.2 XXX
3.3 XXX
4.1 XXX
4.2 XXX
5.1XXXX
5.2XXXX
5.3XXXX
6.1XX X
6.2XX X
7.1 X X
7.2 X X
7.3 X 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:
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