Course Title: Apply construction principles to civil engineering works

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6132 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply construction principles to civil engineering works

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply the fundamental principles and concepts associated with planning, estimating and costing to the preparation and interpretation of tender documents, costs estimates and the reporting of actual versus estimated project costs. This includes the documenting of people, plant, equipment and processes employed in the building and civil construction industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21125 Apply construction principles to civil engineering works


1.Establish the construction principles of civil engineering projects

2.Develop planning, estimating, costing and construction principles of a civil engineering construction project

3.Complete planning, estimating, costing and develop construction principles of a civil engineering project

4.Compile, document and present results

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.


Assessment 1: Project 1 - Test 1

Weighting towards final grade (%):35

Assessment 2: Project 2 - Earthworks/Roadwork’s Report & Calculations

Weighting towards final grade (%):30

Assessment 3: Project 3 - Test 2

Weighting towards final grade (%):35

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredProject 1 - Test 1Project 2 - Report/CalculationsProject 3 - Test 2
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2.5X X
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