This unit (CPCCBC4004A) of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - read and interpret drawings and specifications; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - contractual arrangement problem solving; - estimate labour and materials costs from written information; - numeracy skills to calculate labour hours and costs, material quantities and costs, and; - use appropriate costing software programs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - national codes, including Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Plumbing Code of Australia; - Australian standards relevant to the industry sector; - state or territory and local government building and construction codes, standards and government regulations relevant to the form of building or construction being undertaken (e.g. WorkCover and EPA); - types of building and construction drawings and specifications; - types, scope and usage of labour through the employee and subcontractor systems, and; - operation and structure of the organisation's costing and contracting system.

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