This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage construction work and/or projects, which may involve fulfilling single or multi-site commercial contractual obligations. To successfully manage construction projects requires knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, methods, procedures and practices as well as the ability to communicate effectively with others.

Unit details

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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; - liaise with subcontractors, staff and clients, as well as with local or regulatory authorities on matters relating to site conditions or approvals; - notify personnel of meetings; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; plans, specifications and drawings; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - complete site communication requirements; - record and report relevant information; - establishing, implementing and maintaining a safe working environment; - financial management skills to ensure that progress payments are made on time and on the basis of work successfully completed; - management skills in order to manage personnel and resources to effectively achieve contract or project objectives; - negotiation skills to enable effective negotiation on industrial relations issues; - numeracy skills to apply calculations, and; - problem solving skills to effectively resolve problems relating to construction methodologies or practices.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - environmental management procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements; - hazard management processes; - nature and style of building and construction industry contracts; - OHS frameworks and obligations under federal, state or territory legislation and regulations; - quality management processes and procedures as they apply to the building and construction industry; - relevant licensing arrangements; - relevant state or territory building and construction codes, standards and regulations; - risk management processes and practices, and; - workplace safety requirements.

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