Course Title: Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EMPL5805C

Course Title: Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2214 - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

Nominal Hours: 20

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 prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCCM1002A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


1. Identify industry structure, occupations, job roles and work conditions

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Scope and nature of the construction industry and its national economic importance are recognised.
1.2. Construction job roles, occupations and trade callings of the construction industry are identified and related to direct and indirect employment opportunities.
1.3. Trends in technology, work processes and environmental issues which are likely to impact on the construction industry are identified and evaluated in terms of employment options.
1.4. Construction employment conditions, organisational requirements, responsibilities and duties are identified and related to jobs and career paths.
1.5. Safe work methods and practices are identified to meet Australian government and state and territory OHS legislative requirements.


2. Accept responsibility for own workload.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Work activities are planned and priorities and deadlines are established with work group members such as supervisors and communicated to others whose own work plans and timelines may be affected.
2.2. Work is completed against the plan and to the standard expected in the workplace and in accordance with any guidelines, directions and specifications provided by supervisors, including use of personal protective equipment.
2.3. Variations and difficulties affecting performance or quality requirements of own work are identified and these issues reported to appropriate personnel using appropriate communication techniques and accessing relevant information.
2.4. Additional support needed to achieve or improve work outcomes or quality is communicated clearly to the appropriate personnel.


3. Work in a team.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Site goals and the contributions to be made by teams in a construction activity are identified and understood.
3.2. Individual contributions to team activities are identified and confirmed with others in the team.
3.3. Assistance and encouragement are provided to other team members wishing to meet or enhance their role and the role of the team.
3.4. Team improvements are initiated where possible and/or encouraged from other team members.
3.5. Causes of disharmony and other barriers to achievement are referred to the appropriate party for resolution.


4. Identify own development needs.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively in the construction industry are identified.
4.2. Steps are taken, in consultation with appropriate personnel, to identify own learning needs for future work requirements.
4.3. Appropriate opportunities to learn and develop required skills and knowledge for future construction industry work opportunities are identified and evaluated.


5. Identify current resource use and identify opportunities to improve resource efficiency.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Work site environmental and resource efficiency issues and resources used in own work role are identified and recorded using appropriate techniques.
5.2. Work site environmental hazards relating to the use of resources are identified and reported to designated personnel.
5.3. Enterprise plans to improve environmental practices, environmental requirements and resource efficiency are followed.
5.4. Suggestions are made for improvements to work site practices in own work area.


6. Comply with environmental regulations.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Procedures are followed to ensure compliance with environmental requirements.
6.2. Breaches or potential breaches are reported to designated personnel.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WH

Teaching Schedule


Session Number  Topic                                                                 






Session 1 Work effectively in plumbing industry Pearsons workbook & questions. 1.1-4.3 assessment 1
Session  1  Identify industry structure ,job roles , conditions

 Construction job roles

Economic importance

employment opportunities, conditions , duties , career paths

Safe work methods & OHS requirements


 Assessment 2

List construction trades, job roles

employment trends,opportunities, duties , career paths

economic importance of construction industry



Session 2

 Accept responsibility for own workload







Work in a team










Identify own developement needs





Identify current resource use , identify opportunities to improve resource efficiency

 Work with group members

completed, to specification using PPE

Quality requirements

Assessing relivant information

Communicate when support is needed

Identify team activity

Assist & encourage team members

Initiate team improvements

Resolve Any conflicts/ disharmony

Skills & knowledge to work in construction industry

Identify learning needs for future work requirements,

Identify , evaluate skills ,knowledge , future work oportunities

environmental & resource efficiency issues, identified, recorded, using appropriate techniques

Environmental hazards identified & reported

Environmental requirements are followed, Procedures documented

suggestions to improve work practices

Breaches or potential breaches are reported to designated personal.

 1.5 -2.1 -2.2 -2.3 -2.4 -3.1 -3.2 -3.3 -3.4

 -3.5- 4.1 -4.2 -4.3 -5.1 -5.2

-5.3 -5.4 -6.1 -6.2

Assessment 3

Practical task , students given a job role to partisipate in .Students to comply with OH&S requirements , SWMS 

To complete own SWMS , including environmental hazards

Environmental requirements are followed

,contribute to team , support team members

contribute to team harmony , resolutions

comply with environmental requirements

Assessment 3


Students to complete a SWMS for task

Job role , list skills knowledge to work effectively ,identify own learning needs for future work requirements

List skills & Knowledge for future construction industry work  opportunities , identified & evaluated

List environmental , efficiencys & record,Environmental requrements procedures documented


 Suggest improvements to work site practices

Any breaches or potential breaches are reported on Incident / hazard report form


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. ‘Pearsons Basic Plumbing Service Skills 2nd edition’
will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.  


Intranet Australian Standards Worksafe codes of practiceConstruction industry OHS standards/ guidlines codes of conduct CPCCCM1012A work effectively & sustainably in the construction industry,     COMPETENCY

Other Resources

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 are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks
1. Assessment 1 - Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation                                      ( Weighting 20%)
2. Assessment 2 - submit  assessment to satifactorily    Theory                                                              . (Weighting 30% )

3. Assessment 3 - Complete Practical assessment satisfactorily including SWMS

                                   Submit assessment relating to practical assessment satisfactorily  ( Theory )   (Weighting 50% )
To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all both assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task                                                          Element/ PC                                                                           Percentage Weighting

Assessment 1                     - Workbook Activities                                          Elemenst 1.1   to   4.3                                        20%
Assessment 2                     - Theory assignment  1                                     Elements 1.1   to  1.4                                         30% 

Assessment 3                     - Practical assessment & assignment 2       Elements 1.5-6.2                                                50%

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. 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 carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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