Course Title: Construction 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4014

Course Title: Construction 1

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 55.0

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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 learners with a general knowledge of construction principles, standards and services commonly used in single storey residential scale buildings

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC001 Construction 1

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
• Investigate, interpret, and communicate to others the effects of Local Government regulations, Australian Building Code and the relevant Standards on a single storey residential scale building.
• Use correct building terminology in the description of building planning, construction and methodology.
• Investigate, appraise and describe the basic characteristics of a building site.
• Describe the sequencing of trades appropriate to the different forms of residential construction.
• Describe in detail types, principles and standard practices of single storey residential construction.
• Describe in detail the types, principles, construction standards and practices of commonly used residential claddings, linings, finishes and coatings.
• Describe the types, principles, construction standards and practices of window, door and joinery fabrication and installation.
• Describe the basic types, principles, construction standards and practices of residential site works;
• Describe the basic principles and integration of building services into the building, in accordance with standard practices and the regulations of the supply authorities.
• Describe the structural principles of loads, forces, stresses and strains.
• Prepare freehand construction details for single storey residential scale.
• Demonstrate a general knowledge of the principles involved in Energy Efficient design and construction of single storey residential buildings.

Overview of Assessment

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