This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct advanced and final inspections that occur after constructing the structural elements of class 1 and 10 buildings and structures. These class 1 and 10 buildings and structures are as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and are 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 advanced and final stages of construction. Inspections include those specified in the building approval documentation for the project, including the final inspection required prior to the issuing of occupancy permission. It applies to planning and conducting inspections, reporting on issues of non-compliance, preparing certificates of compliance, and issuing occupancy permissions according to legislative and regulatory requirements.


The building surveyor or certifier must be satisfied that remedial work required in cases of non-compliance is understood by the building contractor and is 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:
CPCCBS6014

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: A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. The person must conduct advanced and final inspections of 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, and; - one class 10 building or structure: bushfire shelter, swimming pool or retaining wall. In doing the above, the person must: - identify and interpret relevant compliance requirements; - 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 WHS requirements for site visits; - develop and maintain professional and cooperative relationships with building contractors throughout a highly regulated process; - observe and document non-compliant features of: roof and wall cladding; glazing; fire safety; health and amenity; safe movement and access; energy efficiency, 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 the advanced and final stages of construction; - legislative and regulatory requirements for professional conduct in communications with building contractors in highly regulated building inspection and reporting processes; - 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; - construction 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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