Course Title: Structures 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Structures 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

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Course Description

This module will provide the participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required at middle management level for the effective management of office and on site staff.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC086 Structures 1

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
• Outline the terms and SI units commonly used in structures.
• Solve simple co-plannar, concurrent and non-concurrent force systems.
• Describe the properties and behaviour of structural materials.
• Describe the section properties of structural elements and their effect on structural performance
• Describe the performance of beams.
• Determine the bracing requirements for domestic buildings.
• Describe the performance criteria for columns.
• Recognise unsafe practices in the utilisation of simple roof trusses.
• Outline how loads of various types occur and impinge on a building structure.
• Explain the principles of formwork design as relevant to domestic scale building.

Overview of Assessment

By a combination of :
Learning outcome tests
Written examination