This unit (CPCCBC4011B) of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise projects of a more complex nature than single residential dwellings, which are typically commercial structures classified in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres but not including Type A or Type B construction. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

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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 skills: - analytical skills and the capacity to foresee potential problems; - apply Australian standards, codes and manufacturer specifications; - apply structural principles to a variety of low rise structures; - construction management and planning techniques; - coordination of the work and advice of internal and external professionals; - consult with industry professionals; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - read and interpret project documentation; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - identify and analyse relevant information; - low rise construction building problem solving; - numeracy skills to apply calculations; - select structural members based on project or specification requirements, and; - work safely to OHS regulations and site requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - building and construction industry contracts; - new and emerging building technologies, techniques and materials; - relevant state or territory building and construction codes, standards and government regulations; - underlying principles related to structural analysis, and; - workplace safety requirements.

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