Course Title: Apply Principles of Desgin, Documentation and Project Administration to Buildings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6060

Course Title: Apply Principles of Desgin, Documentation and Project Administration to Buildings

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 120.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Peter Schenkel

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4037

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course relates to the application of design resolution ,contract documentation and project administration principles, methods and standards complying with the provisions of the Building Code Of Australia for all buildings up to and including Type A Construction.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LCWE Apply Principles of Desgin, Documentation and Project Administration to Buildings


Administer a contract for building works

Determine and evaluate the brief requirements.

Develop design concepts

Formalise design solution and produce presentation drawings

Invite and review tenders for a building contract

Obtain construction approval

Plan and organise production of working drawings

Prepare building contract for project construction.

Prepare submission for development approval.

Present final design concepts for approval to stakeholders

Produce a specification to describe the nature and scope of the works

Produce working drawings

Review, check and authorise all working drawings.

Schedule the project job plan and determine staffing needs.

Learning Outcomes

The learning activity is modelled on the operation of a building design office.
Course delivery is through: site visits, studio lectures, discussions and workshops, on-line forum treads, independant and group research.
Students will be required to manage ,administer and document the academic program req uirements through the use od a client based building design project.

Overview of Assessment

Students will prepare individual reports covering the content of their project work
Reports will be A4 size ( A3 documents will be folded in the prescribed way)
Reports will bound and formatted in a professional manner
All work to be in hard copy format, electronic format in CD can also be included
Additional work from other courses and consultants will be included as appendixes

Note: Expect that the formatting of this document will require forward planning and
time allocation, including consideration as to composition and structure.

All research, notes, preliminary work to be included in formatted project file