Course Title: Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: BUIL6210C

Course Title: Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 apply legal requirements to building and construction projects of residential and low rise commercial buildings. (’Low rise’ licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction).
Application of legal requirements includes the capacity to ensure compliance with all contractual requirements. A thorough knowledge of the application of current legal and regulatory requirements is essential.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


1. Apply the laws relating to builder licensing or registration.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Licensing or registration legislation relevant to the region is researched and identified.

1.2. Classifications for builders, supervisors and managers are applied.


2. Apply OHS legislation and provisions on site.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Main provisions of OHS legislation and regulations are researched and identified and local legislative requirements are met.

2.2. Regulations and codes applicable to on-site construction are identified, applied and monitored.

2.3. Site safety signage requirements are identified and applied.


3. Apply the codes, Acts, regulations and standards relevant to construction. 

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Current codes, Acts, regulations and standards applicable to a particular building and construction project are researched.

3.2. Construction process is carried out in accordance with codes, Acts, regulations and standards concerning construction, insurance, sustainability, environmental matters and appropriate by-laws.


4. Comply with insurance and regulatory requirements for housing construction.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Insurance cover is arranged in accordance with legal requirements.

4.2. Contract law is applied in accordance with common law principles, relevant state or territory laws and regulations, and fair trading legislation.


5. Apply legislation to financial transations.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Payroll systems are set up and administered in compliance with current legislative requirements.

5.2. GST systems are set up and administered in compliance with current legislation.


6. Meet building contract obligations.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Correct form of contract is selected for the project.

6.2. Contracted work is carried out in accordance with the contractual obligations applicable to both parties.

6.3. Conditions of the contract, including approvals and financial matters are met.


7. Apply industrial relations policies and obligation relevant to housing construction.

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Relevant industrial relations policies and obligations are researched, identified and applied.

7.2. Subcontract companies that comply with company policy and obligations under subcontract agreements are identified and contracted.

7.3. Relevant awards are applied to contracts.

7.4. Workplace agreements are used in accordance with company policy.

7.5. Proactive measures are taken to ensure discrimination and harassment are not practised in the workplace.

7.6. Provisions of training agreements are identified and applied.

7.7. Reference material on access to industrial relations or legal information is made available to employees.


8. Apply dispute resolution processes.

Performance Criteria:

8.1. Organisational dispute resolution processes are applied.

8.2. Customer complaints are dealt with according to company policy.

8.3. Disputes are documented and outcomes recorded and maintained.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

You will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, workplace/site
visits, simulated workplace learning, online learning via blackboard and other forms of structured
teaching and learning). You will be observed and assessed through their planned activities
throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Delivered in workshops, schedules vary from group to group so schedule is posted on Blackboard for staff and you.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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. 

This unit of competency could be assessed by the supervision of administration processes relating to a residential or commercial construction project, including the administration of payments, supervision of on-site communications, compliance with quality control and record keeping processes.

Assessment Tasks

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



Assessment 1

Observation Written assessment  and Project


Assessment 2

Case Study and Project


these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

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Assessment Tasks

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Assessment Matrix

Ref Assessment Mapping Matrix

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

You will be advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of You performing work is used to confirm competency.


Grading available are:

Grade level Competency Level

CA Competency Achieved -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.

NYC Not Yet Competent

-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.

DNS: Did not submit assessment

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.

Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice B maths and science developmental support and advice

English language development

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support



Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

 Assessment Submission:


Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Blackboard include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. You are to use Turnitin. To verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensure original work by You is checked at submission of the assessment.


The University is obliged to obtain clear You authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s  e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing You to submit assessment works electronically.

The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;

  • Blackboard
  • PebblePad
  • WebLearn
  • RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)

The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and You.

 Good practice

  • Providing clear advice to you on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT You to submit work electronically.
  • You can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
  • Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.

You must submit all assessment tasks electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.

You are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc

 Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and

Lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Refer to RMIT University Policies and Procedures, verify for most recent version.

 Special consideration:

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Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

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Other Information:


All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.





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