Course Title: Manage construction work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2024

Course Code: BUIL6447C

Course Title: Manage construction work

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.

School: 530T Built Environment and Sustainability

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5415 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Matthew Sweeney

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4105

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

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to manage on-site work for building and construction projects to meet commercial contractual obligations. This includes establishing effective communication processes, managing risks and work health and safety (WHS), managing processes for ordering materials and installing equipment, as well as management of on-site operations.

This course applies to builders, related construction industry professionals and senior managers within building and construction firms responsible for monitoring and measuring actions and coping with contingencies to meet scheduled timeframes on medium-rise construction work and/or commercial building projects.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5010 Manage construction work


1. Establish site communication processes

Performance Criteria:

Read, interpret and follow organisational quality management requirements.

Establish and manage site communication processes.

Organise dates and times off-site meetings and notify relevant personnel. 


2. Establish site safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

Establish and implement on site safety and welfare requirements to meet WHS legislation and make available to all workers on site.  

Identify plant and equipment that require operator licensing to comply with risk management procedures and state and territory licensing requirements .

Establish and implement hazard management procedures and instigate precautionary measures. 

Address hazardous manual handling tasks and inform workers of their responsibilities. 

Establish construction safety procedures and identify key personnel.

Establish and manage safety induction procedures in the event of dangerous incidents, injuries and accidents. 

Develop and implement safety reporting processes and documentation in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements. 


3. Manage supply of materials and equipment

Performance Criteria:

Establish and manage a timely and cost-effective process for ordering, receiving, checking, and safely stacking and protecting materials.

Establish, manage and monitor procedures for selecting, hiring and maintaining plant and equipment.


4. Manage on-site operations

Performance Criteria:

Maintain a safe and cost-effective work environment to achieve schedules and meet contractual obligations.

Manage and coordinate human resources and subcontractor obligations to ensure compliance with company operations. 

Apply contingencies to deal with problems and delays affecting performance and project timelines. 

Manage industrial relations issues in accordance with established company policy and regulatory guidelines. 

Revise project schedules, as necessary, and document variations to assist with meeting of timeframes. 

Implement a quality management system to create a continuous improvement environment in which operational procedures are monitored, analysed and reported. 

Facilitate variations to approved project plan and specifications with contractual parties and statutory authorities. 

Implement multi-site management plans in accordance with organisational policy and site conditions. 


5. Manage processing of progress payments

Performance Criteria:

Validate and approve progress claims and payments in accordance with contract requirements. 

Manage project expenditure and check claims against scheduled projected costs for accuracy.

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. 

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Outcomes 

Learning activities will take place this semester with a blended classroom model; online Virtual Workshop and  on campus Tutorial workshop. Learning begins at the start of the week with a 2-hour remote/virtual session using Canvas, followed by a 4-hour tutorial session where students are required to be on campus. Additionally, you will be required to undertake independent study. Please refer to your Course schedule and Canvas shells for specific information on how each of your courses will be delivered this semester.


On campus Tutorial Workshop activities will include:

• Tutorials and project-based work

• Group discussion

• Teacher directed activities/projects

• Class presentations 

• Independent project-based work

• Carry out site visits using Mixed Reality 360 environment.

• Completing assessment activities for assessor to observe


Online Virtual Workshop activities will include:

• Tutorials and project-based work

• Group discussion

• Teacher directed activities/projects

• Class presentations 

• Online research

• Independent project-based work

• Site visits (observations) using Mixed Reality 360 environment.

Teaching Schedule


Program Name Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

National Code: CPCCBC50220

Cluster Name:

Manage Construction Work

Unit Code: Unit Name:

CPCCBC5010 Manage Construction Work

CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects.

CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors


Chris Nguyen

Program Coordinator:

Matthew Sweeney

Course Coordinator:

Partha Halder



Weeks of Delivery:


Delivery Structure each week:

Virtual workshop

Self-paced study

Workshop tutorial practical

Number of Assessments:


Assessment Due Dates

Assessment 1: Product

Week 7: Sunday 1st April 2024

Assessment 2: Practical

Week 14: Sunday 21st May 2024

Assessment 3: Knowledge Test

Week 15: Sunday 28th May 2024




Session:week start date


Assessment Details

Date: 12th February 2024

Session 1

Welcome, explain the RMIT policies. 

Complete Academic integrity & Acceptance quiz

Explain course syllabus, assessments and due dates 


Stakeholders Analysis

Organisational Chart

Role descriptions

Start Assessment 1

Date: 19th February 2024

Session 2


Communication Channels 

Communication Matrix

RACI matrix

Escalation plan


Date: 27th February 2024

Session 3


Online storage

Master Document Control List

File path 

PCG meeting structure

Meeting minute 

Conduct a meeting


Date: 5th March 2024

Session 4

Subcontractor Management Plan

Subcontractor Analysis 

Subcontractor Requirement

Pre-qualification of subcontractors

Report of pre-qualified subcontractors


Date: 12th March 2024

Session 5

Subcontractor Tender Process

Referee and credit checks

Subcontractor Interview

Successful subcontractors’ notification


Date: 19th March 2024

Session 6

Dispute Resolution 

Industrial Relations Management


Date: 26th March 2024

Session 7

Site Safety Plan

Site induction


Assessment 1 Due on Sunday

29th March – 7th April


Census Date 31st Mar

Date: 8th April 2024

Session 8


Manage Site Quality

Progress checklist of the building stages


Date: 15th April 2024

Session 9

Material Acquisition 

Selecting, Hiring and Maintaining Plant and Equipment

Site- Diary

Assessment 1 Resubmission Due on Sunday

Date: 22nd April 2024

Session 10

Defect rectification

Site inspection 


Date: 29th April 2024

Session 11

Inspection Checklist - Final stage

Final inspection - Email to RBS

Handover Checklist 


Date: 6th May 2024

Session 12

Variation Report

Variation - Roleplay

Variation Acceptance Email



Date: 13th May 2024

Session 13

Progress Claims 

Progress Claims Email to Client

Payments to Sub-Contractors 

Payments to Sub-Contractors Email

Insurance Claim

Assessment 2 Due on Sunday

Date: 20th May 2024

Session 14

AT3 Knowledge Test review

Assessment task submission requirements.


Date: 27th May 2024

Session 15

Assessment 3 Knowledge Test  

Assessment 3 Knowledge Test   


Assessment 2 Resubmission Due on Sunday

Date: 3rd June 2024

Session 16

Assessment 3 Knowledge Test_1st & 2nd Resubmission

Assessment 3 Knowledge Test_1st & 2nd Resubmission 

Date: 10th June 2024

Session 17



Date: 17th June 2024

Session 18



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your written tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS. 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Portfolio_Due week 7

Establish a communication management plan which outlines effective communication systems for onsite use, ensuring that all parties involved could interact efficiently.

Establish and implement a Subcontractor Management Plan which demonstrate the student’s ability to select and manage building and construction contractors. To be deemed competent, students must demonstrate

Manage on-site safety, personnel, and resources to achieve project outcomes. This is achieved by designing and implementing


Assessment Task 2 - Practical_Due week 14

Manage Site Quality Control

Payments and Claims

Materials and Plant & Equipment Management


Assessment Task 3 - Knowledge Test_Due week 15

In person knowledge test


Note: full briefs, assessment details and rubrics for each task are available in Canvas shell, in conjunction with assessment information communicated in class by the teacher.


Assessment / Late Submission

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment.


CA: Competency achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment


All work for Assessable Tasks is required to be submitted on the due date and time as outlined in the Assessment Briefs. Exception to this is where an approved ELS plan, an application for Special Consideration or an approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the task’s due date with appropriate documentation. 


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension of time for your assessable work.

Please see following access for the details on applying for extension of time to assessments;

Special consideration; 


Application for extension of time;


Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA);  

If your work is incomplete, you are strongly encouraged to submit your work on the due date, in order to meet the submission requirements. Should it be below competency you may be asked to resubmit within 5 working days.

Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)

Other Information


The major learning experience involves studio-based exercises, demonstration and production.

You are required to attend a minimum of 85% of your classes. If you miss classes, you will need to provide a medical certificate to your Trainer/Assessor for classes that result in you not meeting the 85% requirement. 
If you fail to attend the minimum required classes and engage in each class, your trainer/assessor will not accept your assessment submissions. You will be required to attend an in-person interview with your trainer/assessor at a lime determined by them. Failure to attend this interview will result in your assessment being rejected. Additionally, the trainer/assessor reserves the right to reject your assessment based on the interview's outcome. This is required to ensure RMIT meets the Standards set for RTOs to ensure the validity of your work. 



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Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification). Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.   


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