Course Title: Building Quantities & Estimating 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Building Quantities & Estimating 1

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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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 knowledge of procedures and skills necessary to take-off the material required to construct low rise residential projects.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUIL 5204 Construction 1 (ABC001)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC076 Building Quantities & Estimating 1

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop skills in the following:
• Take-off preliminaries for a low rise residential project.
• Take-off quantities for bulk and detailed excavation.
• Take-off of quantities for a series of footing types and slab types.
• Take-off the quantities for a timber framed structure.
• Take-off quantities for masonry in veneer and double skin Construction
• Allow for services and specialist trades.
• Take-off quantities for fit-out and finish.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment to be a combination of :
• Assignment
• Learning outcome test
• Written examination