Course Title: Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4274 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Matthew Sweeney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4105

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will cover the outcomes required to produce schedules of resource requirements so that orders can be placed for materials and labour for residential and commercial projects and to record and track costs as they are incurred. Knowledge of codes, regulations and approval processes, contractor systems, physical resource and supplier identification and the ability to assess the availability of and requirements for skilled labour are essential.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


1. Identify and apply all contract conditions to the schedules.   1.1. All contractual requirements are included in the schedules.   1.2. Local government and regulatory bodies  ' conditions of approval are included in the schedules.   1.3. Schedules include colour selections.   1.4. Variations to contracts, raised by the client or the builder, are included in the schedules.

2. Produce material and labour schedules, overlays and orders.   2.1. Nominated suppliers and contractors are detailed in work schedules.   2.2. Relevant overlay drawings are produced.   2.3. Orders include contract details and instructions.   2.4. Contract rates are applied to material and labour schedules.

3. Prepare site files.   3.1. All necessary site documents are included, including approved plans and specifications .   3.2. Call forward sheets are prepared detailing all orders.

4. Monitor and report on project costs.   4.1. Project costs  are analysed against estimates during construction.   4.2. Approved variation costs are analysed.   4.3. Final project cost analysis is provided.

5. Maintain data files of standard costs.   5.1. Approved variation cost increases are incorporated into site files.   5.2. Changes to standard plans, specifications and cost files are included in site files.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities. Students will be asked to personally demonstrate to the 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

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Assessment 1

Workplace Activities (Knowledge Based)

Assessment 2

Knowledge Questions

Assessment 3