This unit (CPCCBC4020A) of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply sound principles of thermal efficiency as part of the implementation of sustainable building and construction processes. The range of legislative and council planning requirements are addressed in this unit, in addition to the need to respond to growing consumer demand for sustainable buildings and environmentally friendly developments.

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: - application of Australian standards and manufacturer specifications; - application of BCA Part 3.12; - communication skills to: communicate information to client; consult designers; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; identify and negotiate client requirements; read and interpret legislative and planning requirements; seek advice; use and interpret non-verbal communication; use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - evaluation of the thermal efficiency of building design solutions, and; - apply numeracy skills to workplace requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - building and construction industry processes for building sustainability; - relevant state or territory building and construction codes, standards and government regulations; - underlying mathematics related to the calculation of thermal efficiency, and; - workplace safety requirements.

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