Course Title: Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BUSM6375C

Course Title: Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Hassall

Nominal Hours: 40

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 supervise the systems through which materials are typically selected, acquired and stored on site for projects described by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as low rise building or construction work (low rise’ licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Class 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). It ensures the delivery to the site of materials that meet contract specifications and service requirements for low rise projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4006A Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects


1. Identify and evaluate the properties of building materials.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Suitability of materials commonly used in the region for low rise buildings is identified for a given building system.
1.2. Properties of materials, their quality and the compatibility and non-compatibility of different materials are identified.
1.3. Environmental impacts of different materials are identified.
1.4. Impact of allowable tolerances on the conversion of naturally occurring materials is identified.
1.5. Tolerances for installing and assembling materials are identified and checked in regard to the nature of the work being performed and the requirements of relevant construction industry Australian standards.


2. Ensure suitable building materials are selected for application.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Materials that are structurally adequate and appropriate for the building system specified in the contract are selected.
2.2. Materials are selected for their safety; required fire resistance rating; suitability to the application, durability, serviceability and cost effectiveness; and compliance with Australian standards.
2.3. Short and long-term degradation of materials are considered in relation to the building's proposed life cycle.
2.4. Alternative materials are evaluated and selected if specified materials are unavailable or unsuitable.
2.5. Selection of materials for use is finalised in accordance with contractual requirements and in consultation with relevant professionals and the client.


3. Supervise the acceptance, safe handling and storage of materials on site.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Limitations and effects of transportation on materials and components are determined and action is taken in the case of potentially damaging circumstances.
3.2. Materials are handled correctly and safely on site using appropriate equipment and safe work practices.
3.3. Materials are stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications and in compliance with relevant Australian standards.
3.4. Processes are implemented for inspecting all materials delivered on site for naturally occurring and/or manufactured defects before installation.

3.5. Personnel are aware of actions to be taken in the case of defects caused by incorrect installation, application or placement.
3.6. Timber is preserved and ferrous and non-ferrous metals used in the construction process are protected, using established methods.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities.
They include On campus lessons, workshop projects, workplace & site visits,
simulated workplace learning, Online learning via blackboard and other elearning platforms. students will be observed and assessed through planned activites throughout the duration of the course.

This Unit of competancy is clustered with the following Units.

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes & standards to the construction process for low rise projects.
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction.
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise construction
CPCCBC4012A Read and interpret plans and specifications.

Teaching Schedule

Weekly themes

Week 1 Introduction to RMIT and Program
Week 2 Computers & PPE
Week 3 OH&S CI Card
Week 4 Formwork
Week 5 Concrete slabs
Week 6 Concrete slabs & reinforcement
Week 7 Demolition
Week 8 Field trip & site visits
Week 9 Floor framing
Week 10 flooring
Week 11 Screeding floors
Week 12 Wall framing
Week 13 Plastering & Wall Lining
Week 14 Plastering & Finishing
Week 15 waterproofing
Week 16 Tiling
Week 17 Demolition
Week 18 Field trip & site visits
Week 19 Brickwork
Week 20 Metal & steel construction.
Week 21 Roofing
Week 22 Ceilings
Week 23 Wall framing
Week 24 Roof cladding
Week 25 windows & Flashings
Week 26 Roof cladding
Week 27 Site Visit
Week 28 Fire Control & BAL
Week 29 Stairs & Termites
Week 30 Doors & Windows
Week 31 Glazing & Painting
Week 32 stormwater & temporary services

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will have access to most of the learning material on Blackboard and will be presented with some learning material in class.

Other resourses will be sourced by the students from Industry material.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

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



Assessment 1

Materials Project

Assessment  2

Case Study


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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

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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 Tasks

This course is clustered with CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes & standards to the construction process for low rise projects. Please refer to course guide B CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes & standards to the construction process for low rise projects for assessment tasks relating to this course.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Students will be required to attend a blend of theory and workshop classes on campus.

It is essential that students provide the nessesary Personal Protection equipment while working with materials in the workshop or on site.

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent students 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.

Students are advised that they 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 students performing work is used to confirm competency.

All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CAG (Competent with Pass) to pass this course. In any assessment 50% equates to being Competent with Pass.
Higher gradings are available. The final grade for the course is calculated taking into account the weighting given to the separate assessments.

Gradings available are:
CAG - 50 to 59 - Competent with Pass, CC - 60 to 69 - Competent with Credit, CDI - 70 to 79 - Competent with distinction, CHD - 80 to 100 - Competent with High Distinction. NYC - 0 to 49 - Not Yet Competent DNS Did not Submit

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
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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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.

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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 lodgment 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Other Information:

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