Course Title: Comply with codes and standards in the design of commercial buildings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUIL5926

Course Title: Comply with codes and standards in the design of commercial buildings

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6097 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Contact : Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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Nominal Hours: 50

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 access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards to the design of commercial buildings. It includes the ability to apply a range of design solutions to the construction or design of a commercial building (BCA Classes 2 to 9), in compliance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and make recommendations for alternative solutions as required. It requires thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU586 Comply with codes and standards in the design of commercial buildings


  2.  Access and interpret relevant code and standard requirements

Performance Criteria:

To be advised


  3.  Analyse and apply a range of solutions to a design problem

Performance Criteria:

To be advised


1.  Classify buildings 

Performance Criteria:

To be advised

Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to apply relevant legislation to the design of commercial buildings and includes compliance with current legal responsibilities of building designers for construction methods.

Details of Learning Activities

To be advised

Teaching Schedule

To be advised

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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:
     •  apply organisational policies and procedures, including OHS and quality assurance requirements where applicable
     •  access, interpret and apply codes and standards to the design of a specific commercial building project
     •  recommend alternative solutions to a design or construction problem in accordance with relevant legislation.

Assessment Tasks

To be advised

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

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Student Responsibilities:
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•The time management of the course work in order to complete all work requirements satisfactorily and on time.
•RMIT encourages students to attend all scheduled classes to optimise academic success.
•To ascertain what content or assessment has been missed, and gather the information prior to next class.
•To be proactive in mastering the academic material of the course by challenging, questioning and extending course outcomes.
•To be responsible for the maintenance of a non-disruptive and scholastic attitude in the learning environment.
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Equitable Assessment:
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Special Consideration:
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Assessment Decisions:
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Employability skills:
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The following Employability Skills are an inherent part of this course:
Communication, Teamwork, Problem solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and organising, Self management, Learning and Technology.

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