This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to inspect for compliance the site preparation, foundations, footings and framing of class 1 and 10 buildings and structures, as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and up to three storeys and not more than 2000 square metres in floor area. The unit supports the work of private or municipal building surveyors or certifiers who conduct mandated inspections of class 1 and 10 buildings and structures at the following initial stages of construction:
- site preparation, foundations and footings;

- framing.

It applies to planning and conducting inspections, reporting on issues of non-compliance, and preparing certificates of compliance according to legislative and regulatory requirements. The certificate of compliance for each stage must be completed and processed before the next stage of construction may commence.


The building surveyor or certifier must be satisfied that remedial work required in cases of non-compliance is understood by the building contractor and completed within required timeframes. This involves developing and maintaining professional and cooperative relationships with building contractors throughout a highly regulated process. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Unit details

Location:
Other
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCBS6012

Assessment

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: - foundations and footings for the following class 1 and 10 buildings or structures as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA): - two types of class 1a buildings in different climatic, geographic or planning zones; - one class 1b building; - one swimming pool or other class 10 structure, and; - framing and wet areas for: two types of class 1a buildings in different climatic, geographic or planning zones; two types of class 1b buildings in different climatic, geographic or planning zones. In doing the above, the person must: - identify and interpret relevant compliance requirements, including differences in requirements for: - types of building or structure; - particular geographic, climatic or planning zones; - interpret working drawings, specifications and building permit conditions for each inspection; - identify and apply work health and safety (WHS) requirements for site visits; - develop and maintain professional and cooperative relationships with building contractors throughout a highly regulated process; - observe and document all non-compliant features of: site preparation, foundations and footings; framing; wet areas, and; - prepare and process compliance documentation according to scope of personal responsibilities and legislative and regulatory requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - BCA classification and definitions for class 1 and 10 buildings and structures; - legislative and regulatory requirements for inspecting class 1 and 10 buildings and structures at initial construction stages; - foundations and footings; - framing; - wet areas; - legislative and regulatory requirements for professional conduct in communications with building contractors in highly regulated building inspection and reporting processes; - principles and purpose of report in the context of conducting and reporting on initial construction inspections; - principles of negotiation and conflict resolution applicable to professional relationships in highly regulated building inspection and reporting processes; - drawing symbols, notations, acronyms and construction terminology used in the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian standards, working drawings, building design specifications, and building permit documentation; - constructions methods and materials used in class 1 and 10 buildings and structures, and; - range of, and variations in, compliance requirements for class 1 and 10 buildings and structures in different climatic, geographic and planning zones.

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