Course Title: Cost Control And Planning 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4014

Course Title: Cost Control And Planning 1

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To provide the learner with the basic principles and introduction to planning, scheduling, and cost control for residential construction.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUIL 5204 Construction 1 (ABC001)
BUIL 5200 Building Quantities and Estimating 1 (ABC076)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC069 Cost Control and Planning 1

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
• Identify essential criteria in the make up of claims used to process progress claims, contract claims, variations, dayworks and other contract claims. Design and use each of the certificates.
• Prepare graphs/charts for projected earnings and payments. Identify characteristic patterns for payments and commitments for multiple housing projects.
• Describe the purpose and benefits of using planning techniques, discuss how to select the planning technique, define work breakdown structure and describe its use in planning and cost control techniques.
• Prepare a detailed bar chart, using both manual and computer based models.
• Prepare a list of work breakdown items and associated costs from the bar chart activities and cost estimate.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of:
• Assignment
• Learning outcome test
• Written examination