Course Title: Manage construction work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6236C

Course Title: Manage construction work

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 150

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage construction work and/or projects, which may involve fulfilling single or multi-site commercial contractual obligations.
To successfully manage construction projects requires knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, methods, procedures and practices as well as the ability to communicate effectively with others.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work


2.Establish and review OHS, welfare and risk management procedures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Organisational requirements for on-site first aid facilities are identified, established and reviewed in accordance with relevant OHS, welfare and risk management legislation and regulations.
2.2. Plant and equipment usage policy and practices that require certificated operators are established and managed to comply with risk management procedures.
2.3. Hazard management procedures are established and implemented, and precautionary measures are instigated.
2.4. Responsibilities for safe handling of materials are addressed through organisational policy and procedures.
2.5. Construction safety procedures are established and managed in accordance with OHS, welfare and risk management requirements and key personnel are identified.
2.6. Safety induction procedures are established and managed in the event of dangerous incidents, injuries and accidents.
2.7. Safety reporting processes and documentation are developed and implemented in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements.


3.Manage supply of materials and installation of equipment.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Process for placing orders for materials is established and managed to ensure the timely and cost effective supply of materials and installation of equipment.
3.2. Procedures are established, managed and monitored for equipment hire and maintenance.


4.Manage on-site operations.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. On-site operations are managed to implement and maintain a safe and cost-effective work environment in accordance with appropriate schedules and the contract.
4.2. Subcontractor operations are managed and coordinated to ensure compliance with company obligations.
4.3. System to deal with problems and delays affecting performance is established and managed.
4.4. Processes to manage industrial relations are established in accordance with company policy and regulatory guidelines.
4.5. Revisions are made to project schedules when required and variations are documented to comply with quality management procedures.
4.6. Project quality management is effectively implemented to provide for a continuous improvement environment in which safety procedures are monitored continuously, reports are analysed and procedures reviewed as required.
4.7. Contact with statutory authorities and parties to the contract are facilitated when variations are made to approved contract drawings and specifications.
4.8. Multi-site management plans are implemented in accordance with organisational policy and site conditions.


5.Manage the processing of progress claims and payments.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Progress claims are managed and approved in accordance with contract requirements.
5.2. Project expenditure is managed and claims against scheduled projected costs are checked for accuracy


1.Establish site communication processes.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Site communication processes are established and managed to comply with organisational quality management requirements.
1.2. Dates and times of site meetings are organised and relevant personnel are notified.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Refer to teaching schedule below.

Teaching Schedule

SITE COMMUNICATION: 1. Communication, 2. Meetings, 3. Communication via the contract, 4. Architects Instruction,
5. RFIS, 6. Variations, 7. EOTs

OHS: 1. site Induction of a new worker, 2. SWMS, 3. Site safety management, 4. MSDS, 5. Toolbox meetings,
6. Site safety co-ordination Plan, 7 Hazard identification and reporting.

1. Importance of understanding how risk relates to site management

1. How does quality relate to site management

1. Scope of Works
2. Ordering/placing orders/receiving orders on site
3. On site management of supplies and materials
4. Procurement - Sub contract agreements/work orders/purchase orders
5. Plant and equipment on and off hire
6. Safe handling of plant, equipment, materials and supplies on site.

1. Managing sub-contractors, suppliers on site
2. Dispute resolution and conflict management
3. Understanding different levels of site management and scheduling
4. Resource management and RACI modeling techniques
5. Site industrial relations
6. Statutory authorities – infrastructure, planning, building
7. Project management plans
8. Construction management plans

1. Progress Claims and payment schedules
2. Overview of managing project budgets
3. Provisional sums, prime costs with relation to project budget

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals

Assessment Tasks

MCW Assignment 1 OHSSite Specific Induction, Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS), visual presentation of their SWMS topic.
SITE ROLES:Organisational Chart, • Key functions and responsibilities of each role, • Specific duties for each role, • Experience, knowledge, skills and ability relevant to each role.

Students are to develop a risk matrix at site establishment stage.Identify 3 key risk areas at site establishment, mitigating actions for each risk & Provide their own consequences and likelihood table to apply to each risk.

MCW Assignment 2: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN:Students are to develop a Project Management Plan. The PMP is to include • Introduction, • List of relevant stakeholders/clients, Project Scope, Communications Plan, Program/project milestone, Project costings, Risk management plan/register, Quality Management plan.


RFI: Students are to develop an RFI document addressing site issues: Site and project information, Details of RFI, Address the relevant person/s

MCW Test Quiz 1:

MCW Assignment 3: Site Communication: EOT’s, Variation.

MCW Assignment 4: Materials Procurement, Financial schedules and progress claim.

MCW Test Quiz 2:

Assessment Matrix

Assessment 1: 15%

Assessment 2: 15%
Assessment 3 quiz: 20%
Assessment 4: 15%
Assessment 5: 15%
Assessment 6 Quiz:: 20%

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.

Grading available are:
Grade level Competency Level
CHD Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.
CDI Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution.
CC Competent with Credit -The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence.
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC Not Yet Competent
-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.
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Assessment Submission:

Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Blackboard include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. Students are to use Turnitin. to verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensures original work by students is checked at submission of the assessment.

The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• Blackboard
• PebblePad
• WebLearn
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)
The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.
Good practice

• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc
Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
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Special consideration:

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Other Information:
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