Course Title: Cost Control And Planning 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Cost Control And Planning 2

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 provides the learner with the basic principles of planning, scheduling and cost control for commercial buildings up to an effective height of 25m and industrial buildings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUIL 5197 Cost Control and Planning 1 (ABC069) – Prerequisite
BUIL 5220 Construction Planning 1 (ABC095) – Co-requisite

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC070 Cost Control and Planning 2

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
• Prepare the Builder’s and Sub-contractors interim Payment Claims, and the calculations for rise & fall.
• Prepare a ’S’ curve for monitoring cash flow and resource control. Prepare, monitor and analyse the project cash flow for multiple residential construction.
• List and describe the principles and objectives of cost control. Define the terms used in cost control. Illustrate methods of reporting project cost control and interpreting reports.
• Organise the definitive cost estimate into cost centres for cost control reporting and planning. Compare the estimated cost with estimated risk levels for each cost centre.
• Identify statistics used in industry and identify sources of indices used for Rise and Fall calculations. Prepare simple rise and fall calculations from given formulae

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of:
- Learning outcome tests
- Written examination