Course Title: Manage architectural project administration

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6097

Course Title: Manage architectural project administration

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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)


Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage architectural administration and the development of project documentation.  It requires the knowledge of the legislation pertaining to project administration and the ability to comply with the organisational requirements for quality
assurance. Work is expected to be undertaken in consultation with both internal personnel and external consultants and with limited supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU596 Manage architectural project administration


1.  Determine documentation process

2.  Determine requirements for approval submission

3.  Complete a standard contract

4.  Determine requirements for copyright compliance

5.  Determine requirements for Trades Practices Act

6.  Complete a standard specification

7.  Complete project management schedule

Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the knowledge and skills required for building designers to manage the documentation and administration requirements for architectural projects.

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate building design workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.  Holistic or project-based assessment with other related units is recommended.

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
     •  comply with OHS legislation and its relationship to the design office and building sites
     •  determine requirements for contract legislation, standard architectural and building contracts, contract documentation processes and legal
implications for all parties and liability
     •  comply with copyright and trade practices legislation
     •  apply quality assurance principles
     •  complete standard contracts and specifications associated with a specific architectural project
     •  complete a project management schedule for an architectural project.