Course Title: Manage Construction Operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C0033

Course Title: Manage Construction Operations

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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


325T Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Term2 2009

Course Contact: Vince Raso

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1740

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of study is designed to attract students of all ages and backgrounds. The purposes and function of this subject is to distribute stronger communication ties between novices and paraprofessionals within the constructions and building arena. The Course Aims to cover the essential higher order communication & research competencies required of a construction manager.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU643 Manage Construction Operations

Learning Outcomes

The Learning outcomes will address critical factors such as negotiation skills and how to present technical reports with clarity and confidence. The course will adopt learning theories such as the “attribution Theory” (B. Weiner) and the Cognitive Dissonance Theory (L. Festinger) as a basis for structured and effective communication.

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You will be assessed by written reports, presentation and a classroom based testing. Strategies used for assessment will reflect real world problems. At this level you must demonstrate understanding of specialised knowledge with depth in some areas. The learning must reflect a standard appropriate to advanced study.