Course Title: Business Management for the Building Industry 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Business Management for the Building Industry 1

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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 Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To provide the student with the knowledge of staff and contractual management for small to medium sized residential projects.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC091 Business Management for the Building Industry 1

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
• Determine a company strategy for resolving complaints and disputes from sub-contractors, suppliers and architects/clients during construction.
• Employ personnel.
• Detail purchasing and payment procedures used in the building industry.
• Determine and analyse parameters affecting selection of: 
    - office equipment and location;
    - site plant and equipment.
• List and explain how and why Government Authorities effect control on builders and building projects.
• List and describe influences that Equal Employment
• Opportunities (EEO) and Anti Discrimination concepts impact on the building industry.
• Describe Enterprise Bargaining/Agreements and how they affect the existing awards in the workplace.
• Define a contract and its essential parts
• Undertake basic contract administration tasks and duties.

Overview of Assessment

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