Course Title: Construction 2
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Construction 2
Nominal Hours: 55.0Regardless 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.
130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv
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To provide learners with a knowledge of construction principles, practices and services commonly used in low rise residential scale buildings up to three storeys.
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
BUIL 5204 Construction 1 (ABC001)
National Competency Codes and Titles
National Element Code & Title:
ABC002 Construction 2
This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
 Investigate, interpret and describe the effects which State, Local government and Service Supply Authorities regulations have on the design and construction of low rise residential scale building construction.
 Describe in detail some of the principles and practice of site evaluation.
 Demonstrate a knowledge of principles and practices of low rise residential site establishment as well as site preparation and excavation.
 Demonstrate a knowledge of the types, principles, construction standards and practices of these structural systems commonly used in low rise residential scale buildings:
• Footing systems
• Floor systems
• Wall systems
• Roof systems
 Demonstrate a knowledge of the types, principles, relevant BCA regulations, construction standards and practices relevant to the design and construction of domestic stairs, balustrading and handrails.
 Demonstrate a knowledge of the types, principles, construction standards and practices used in the installation of:
 Claddings to walls and roofs.
 Linings and finishes to floors, walls and ceilings.
 Demonstrate a knowledge of the types, principles, construction standards, installation/application of:
• flashings and damp-proof coursing
• membranes in roofs, walls and beneath floors.
 Demonstrate a knowledge of the types, materials, finishes, installation and standards related to the following:
 Windows including furniture and hardware
 Doors including furniture, hardware and frames
 Joinery including mouldings and cupboards
 Demonstrate a knowledge of the types, principles, construction standards and practices of site works associated with low rise residential scale buildings.
• stormwater drainage
• retaining walls
 Demonstrate a knowledge of the disposal of rainwater in a residential situation.
 Demonstrate knowledge of the role of Service Supply Authorities, their regulations and the practices associated with the installation and coordination of the following building services:
• Water supply
• Sewer drainage
• Septic tank and common effluent drainage
• Electrical supply
• Communication systems
 Demonstrate a knowledge of the types, principles, standards and practices for the installation of the following services in low rise residential scale buildings:
• Mechanical ventilation
• Fire Services
• Heating and Cooling
 Apply the principles involved in Energy Efficient residential design and construction to residential scale buildings up to three storeys.
 Prepare construction details for low rise residential scale buildings.
Overview of Assessment
The assessment is done through a combination of:
• Learning outcome test(s)
• Written examination