This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction).

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Other
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCBC4001A

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - analysis and interpretation skills relating to documentation from a wide range of sources, including BCA and referenced documents; - application of design concepts and principles in accordance with BCA, namely: Class 1 and 10; Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction; - attention to detail in applying building codes and standards; - discuss and propose alternative solutions; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources, including BCA and referenced documents; drawings and specifications; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - written skills to complete documentation in accordance with BCA requirements, and; - numeracy skills to interpret and apply mathematical information included in building codes and standards.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic design principles and the behaviour of structures under stress, strain, compression, bending or combined actions; - BCA performance hierarchy; - definitions and common technical terms or usage specified under general provisions of BCA; - general nature of materials and the effects of performance; - relevant Australian standards; - relevant legislative and OHS requirements, codes and practices; - types of working drawings and specifications, and; - understanding of the BCA relating to: Class 1 and 10; Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction.

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