Course Title: Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUIL6004C

Course Title: Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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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 implementation of administration processes relating to residential and commercial construction projects. The ability to administer payments, supervise on-site communications, ensure compliance with quality control and complete record keeping processes is essential.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4008A Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects


1. Supervise the administration of claims and payment processes.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Contract payments are made in accordance with the contract allowance or orders.
1.2.Drawings against allowances are carried out in accordance with organisation policy and procedures.
1.3.Variations to contracts are authorised and corrective action is taken where necessary.
1.4.Back-charges are applied in accordance with policy guidelines.
1.5.Payment of invoices for material supply is authorised.
1.6.Insurance claims for site loss or damage are completed and processed.
1.7.Administrative processes are conducted and supervised with reference to relevant regulatory and organisational requirements.


2. Supervise and maintain on-site communications.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Diary of on-site communication and events is maintained, including communications with clients, contractors, inspections, union matters and suppliers.
2.2.File notes detailing specific instructions are prepared and issued.
2.3.Site reports detailing specific supervisory inspections are prepared and kept.
2.4.Variation requests or requirements are communicated to the appropriate person.
2.5.Requests for extensions of time are communicated to the appropriate person.
2.6.Notice of unsatisfactory work is communicated in writing to the appropriate individuals.
2.7.Administrative processes are conducted and supervised with reference to relevant regulatory and organisational requirements.


3. Ensure management of and compliance with quality control procedures.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Relevant quality control procedures are identified.
3.2.Site checklists detailing specific items to be inspected at appropriate stages are used and completed.
3.3.Industry and organisational quality manuals and procedures are used in managing the quality process.
3.4.Local authority inspections are arranged.
3.5.Quality requirements are communicated to on-site personnel and building work is assessed against


4. Complete project administration processes.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Project administration processes and preparation for practical completion are carried out in accordance with the contract requirements and company policy.
4.2.Practical completion inspection procedure is identified, communicated to the client and applied on site.
4.3.Handover procedures are identified and carried out in accordance with organisational policy.
4.4.Certificates and appropriate client information are provided at handover, including termite protection and appliance warranties.
4.5.Defects liability items are obtained from clients.
4.6.Defects are rectified and client sign-off is obtained.
4.7.Administrative processes are conducted and supervised with reference to relevant regulatory and organisational requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

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

10 sessions (9 learning sessions and 1 assessment session) shall be delivered.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

Work Book Assessment
The Work Book is provided to each student and contains lessons, reference materials, and activities that will be conducted in class and independently. The work book then contains students evidence of the assessment
A Journal is a student’s own notes and reflections that demonstrate their understanding of the materials delivered in the course. Students will be required add to the journal with their own observations as part of the assessment requirement.
Toolbox is a part of the on line content and allows students to go through a self-paced lesson plan with activities that are assessed for competency.
On Site practicals and oral Questioning
On site delivery may be on the company premises or on a job site location where a practicum may involve a walkthrough of a job site with lecture, questions and journal entries.
Students will be asked a series of Questions and complete small practical activities as part of the assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Practical activities /Site oral tests  25%
Work book activity sheets  25%
Journal  25%
Toolbox 25%

Other Information

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.

Gradings available are:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

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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 lodgement 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.

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