This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and manage building and construction contractors.  It covers the processes and practices involved in supervising the systems through which the selection and management of subcontract resources occurs within the organisation, and through which subcontracting needs are identified and quantified.  In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, standards and codes, the subcontracting system and industrial relations processes is required.

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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; - communicate with subcontractors on all matters regarding selection and management; - industrial legislation and contract legal matters that impact on operations; - subcontractor records and information; - review tender responses; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - correspond with subcontractors; - develop a management plan; - record relevant information; - developing and managing subcontract tender and selection processes; - evaluation skills to undertake and manage subcontractor evaluations for the organisation and review subcontractor performance; - managing subcontractor resources in an equitable and non-discriminatory manner; - numeracy skills to apply calculations and estimate timeframes, and; - organisation and management skills to manage the development of job profiles and competency statements for subcontractor appointments.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - contracts and workplace agreements; - industrial relations structures and processes; - industry subcontracting system and industry benchmarks for subcontract personnel; - relevant licensing arrangements, and; - subcontractor administration and performance management systems.

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