Course Title: Building structures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2145 Certificate II in Plumbing (Prevocational)

Course Title: Building structures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 8

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide the student with the skills, ability and knowledge necessary to identify different building structures found in the commercial and housing sectors of the building and construction industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VBM985 Building and construction industry induction.
The module VBN987 Plumbing industry induction may be accepted as an alternative prerequisite to VBM985 Building and construction industry induction.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBM989 Building structures

Learning Outcomes

1. Use appropriate technology related to construction activities.
2. Define the different components of a building structure.
3. Identify the sequence of major construction activities.

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.