This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the building of medium rise buildings. The design and construction of medium rise buildings require the input of a range of skilled professionals, including architects and engineers. The building and construction professional plays a significant role within this project team and requires the ability to communicate effectively with building design professionals, and develop sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCBC5001B - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects


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 design concepts and principles; - consult with industry professionals; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - read and interpret: codes and standards; legislative and planning requirements; plans, specifications and drawings; other relevant documentation from a wide range of sources; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences, and; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - applications of structural principles in buildings; - Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian standards; - design principles and behaviour of structural members undergoing stress, strain, compression, bending or combined actions; - interpretation and analysis of work drawings and specifications; - nature of materials and the effect on performance, and; - OHS and organisational quality procedures and processes.

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