This unit (CPCCBC4013A) of competency specifies the outcomes required to evaluate contract specifications and information and to prepare tender documents associated with projects in the building and construction industries. Knowledge of tender preparation and interpretation of project demands and requirements and the capability to bring together a body of diverse information are essential. How to find the information and present it in a manner that meets organisational needs in short timeframes is important, as is the ability to manage time effectively.

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: - calculate material quantities and costs; - calculate labour hours and costs; - consult with industry professionals; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - read and interpret: tender documentation; other relevant workplace documentation; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - written skills to produce required documentation to company standards; - estimate labour and materials costs from written information; - numeracy skills to calculate labour hours and costs and material quantities and costs, and; - use appropriate costing software programs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - operations and structure of the organisation's costing and contracting system; - state or territory building and construction codes, standards and government regulations relevant to the form of building or construction being undertaken; - types of building, construction or civil contracting drawings and specifications, and; - types, scope and usage of labour through the employee and subcontractor systems.

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