This unit (CPCCBC4012B) of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to low rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

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 skills: - consult with industry professionals; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand - interact effectively by telephone, facsimile, email and in writing with clients, organisational personnel and appropriate local authorities - read and interpret: tender documentation; other relevant workplace documentation; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - written communication skills to produce required documentation; - identify and analyse relevant information; - numeracy skills to calculate labour hours and costs and material quantities and costs, and; - translation of documented requirements into on-site activities and site and structural features from two-dimensional to three-dimensional formats.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - building and construction practices; - internal documentation systems; - regulatory approvals processes and timeframes; - relevant state or territory building and construction codes, standards and regulations; - types of building and construction drawings and drawing perspectives, and; - types of building and construction industry contracts.

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