Course Title: Manage construction work/projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUIL5866C

Course Title: Manage construction work/projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5201 - Diploma of 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

Nominal Hours: 150

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 specifies the outcomes required to manage construction work and/or projects. Work or projects may involve fulfilling single- or multi-site commercial contractual obligations. To successfully manage construction projects requires knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, methods, procedures and practices as well as the ability to communicate effectively with others.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BCGBC5010A Manage construction work/projects


1. Establish site communication processes.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Site communication processes are established and
managed to comply with organisational quality
management requirements.
1.2 Dates and times of site meetings are organised and
relevant personnel are notified.


2. Establish and review OHS, welfare and risk management procedures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Organisational requirements for on-site first aid facilities
are identified, established and reviewed in accordance
with relevant OHS, welfare and risk management
legislation and regulations.
2.2 Plant and equipment usage policy and practices that
require certificated operators are established and
managed to comply with risk management procedures.
2.3 Hazard management procedures are established and
implemented, and precautionary measures are instigated.
2.4 Responsibilities for safe handling of materials are
addressed through organisational policy and procedures.
2.5 Construction safety procedures are established and
managed in accordance with OHS, welfare and risk
management requirements and key personnel are
2.6 Safety induction procedures are established and managed
in the event of dangerous incidents, injuries and
2.7 Safety reporting processes and documentation are
developed and implemented in accordance with
organisational and legislative requirements.


3. Manage the supply of materials and installation of equipment. 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Process for placing orders for materials is established and
managed to ensure the timely and cost effective supply
of materials and installation of equipment .
3.2 Procedures are established, managed and monitored for
equipment hire and maintenance.


4. Manage on-site operations.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 On-site operations are managed to implement and
maintain a safe and cost-effective work environment in
accordance with appropriate schedules and the contract.
4.2 Subcontractor operations are managed and coordinated to
ensure compliance with company obligations.
4.3 System to deal with problems and delays affecting
performance is established and managed.
4.4 Processes to manage industrial relations are established
in accordance with company policy and regulatory
4.5 Revisions are made to project schedules when required
and variations are documented to comply with quality
management procedures.
4.6 Project quality management is effectively implemented to
provide for a continuous improvement environment in
which safety procedures are monitored continuously,
reports are analysed and procedures reviewed as
4.7 Contact with statutory authorities and parties to the
contract are facilitated when variations are made to
approved contract drawings and specifications.
4.8 Multi-site management plans are implemented in
accordance with organisational policy and site conditions.


5. Manage the processing of progress claims/payments.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Progress claims are managed and approved in
accordance with contract requirements.
5.2 Project expenditure is managed and claims against
scheduled projected costs are checked for accuracy.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students 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). Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule


SemesterTopic Content Delivery

Topics  are studied in the order listed below subject to events such as public holidays or site visits that cause a change.

1Course overview. On site operations and Preliminaries
Communication - Communication techniques
On site operations - Site investigation
Communication - Site documentation.
On site operations -Site establishment
Communication –Disputes.
On site operations - Underground services
Communication - Daily site reports and circulation
On site operations - Basement construction
Communication - Site meetings including frequency and agenda
On site operation -Basement construction
Communication - Architects instruction
On site operations - Concrete columns
OH&S - Hazard management procedures and first aid facilities
On site operations - Suspended slab construction
OH&S - Safety induction, safety reporting and safe handling of materials
On site operations - Suspended slab construction
Risk and quality theory- Introduction to quality & ISO9000-9001
On site operations -Tilt panel construction
Risk and quality theory- Quality management system
On site operations - Pre cast panel shop drawings
Risk and quality theory - Implement project quality improvements
On site operations -Tilt and pre cast panel installation
Risk and quality theory - Introduction to risk management
On site operations - Structural steel shop drawings
Risk and quality theory - Risk management plan and the psychology of risk
On site operations - Structural steel erection
Risk and quality theory - Contractor’s risk
On site operations - Roof cladding
Risk and quality theory - Assess risk management outcomes
On site operations - Wall cladding
Administration - Site roles and roles of the design team
On site operations - Brick and block work
Administration - Document control
On site operations - Brick and block work
Administration - Procurement of materials
2On site operations -Timber and concrete stairs
Administration -Letting of sub contracts, placing orders, plant and equipment
On site operations - Internal wall framing
Administration - Operational planning and crashing of time schedules
On site operations - Services, H & C water, Sewer, storm water. Fire services, HVAC, Electrical power, lighting, Intercom, Phone, data,
Administration - Inspection test plans and audits
On site operations - Aluminium & Timber windows
Supervision - Leadership
On site operations - Commercial aluminium windows
Supervision - Decision making
On site operations - glazing
Supervision - Problem solving
On site operations - Internal wall linings
Supervision - Crisis management
On site operations - Suspended ceilings
Supervision - Subcontractors on site.
On site operations - Joinery
Supervision – Teams.
On site operations - External finishes
Finance - Progress claims and progress claim schedule
On site operations - Wall and floor tiling
Finance - Calculation and presentation of progress claims
On site operations - Floor finishes
Finance - Supplier and sub contract claims
On site operations - External balustrades and ramps
Finance - Variations including calculation of variation quotations and orders
On site operations - Fit off services
Finance - Plant hire versus ownership
On site operations - Car parks and roadways
Finance - Landscaping and fencing
On site operations - Commissioning of services, defects and handover

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Worksafe Compliance code  - First aid in the workplace

Others Prescribed Texts (if any) to be advised in Class.


Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007.

Other reference material to be advised in class.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by the effective management of construction work or projects.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1            Drawing portfolio indicating site operations                                                                                                         

Assessment Task 2            Communication flow chart                                                                                                                                        

Assessment Task 3            OHS, welfare and risk management procedures                                                                                                

Assessment Task 4            Manage the supply of materials and installation of equipment                                                                        

Assessment Task 5            Progress claims are managed and approved in accordance with the requirements of the contract. 
                                           Project expenditures are managed and claims against scheduled projected costs are checked.

Each assessment task is 20% of the marks for the course. 5 x 20% = 100%
The culmination of all assessments contributes to the final result for this course.

Under special circumstances extension to assessment may be granted. Students are to follow RMIT Special Consideration Policy found in RMIT Policies and procedures link;ID=3g3whh1vttr0z;STATUS=A;SECTION=19;PAGE_AUTHOR=Chancellery (unresolved)

These project based assessments will focus on different elements of the learning activities and address the students ability to both problem solve and provide meaningful solutions to the practical exercises that cover:

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Clustered Courses:

Manage Project Works, Manage Project Quality, Manage Project Risk are conducted as clustered courses. The class material for many sessions includes combined learning material for each of these three courses. Assessments are designed for the student to demonstrate competence in the elements of each or all of these courses as applicable.

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 CP (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 assessements.

Gradings available are:
CP - 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.

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