Course Title: Building Quantities & Estimating 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Building Quantities & Estimating 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: (03) 9925 4334

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Provides the learner with the knowledge and skills in estimating the construction cost and in preparing a bid (tendering) for a low rise residential project.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUIL 5200 Building Quantities and Estimating 1 (ABC076)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC077 Building Quantities & Estimating 2

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop knowledge & skills and able to:
• Calculate cost and charge out rate for labour and contracting plant with reference to the awards, records and agreements.
• Compute and provide unit rates for trade work from existing records,
• Price and extend a quantity take-off with reference to industry pricing data.
• Compute values for preliminaries and overheads.
• Identify and collate supplementary costs.
• Describe the procedures for pre-contract and pre-purchasing details related to seeking a quotation, cost rates, charges and discounts.
• Prepare a quotation/tender submission for a client in standard industry formats.

Overview of Assessment

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