This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct inspections that occur after constructing the structural elements of buildings included in classes 2 to 9, as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA), limited to buildings up to three storeys.


The unit supports the work of private or municipal building surveyors or certifiers who conduct mandated inspections of buildings included in classes 2 to 9 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:
CPCCBS6015

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. A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. The person must prepare for, conduct and complete relevant documentation for inspections for the following three different projects at the later stages of construction, including those specified in the building approval documentation for the project and the final inspection required prior to the issuing of occupancy permission. The projects must involve the following class buildings as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA), where: - one project must incorporate classes 2, 5, 6 and 7a; - one project must incorporate classes 3 and 9c, and; - one project must incorporate classes 7b and 8. In doing the above, the person must: - identify and interpret relevant compliance requirements; - conduct at least two interim inspections and three final inspections for each of the projects outlined above; - observe and document non-compliant features of site preparation, foundations and footings, and structural elements; - discuss non-compliance with relevant contractors and negotiate remedial work required; - reschedule inspections as required; - prepare and process required documentation; - details of non-compliance and remedial work recommended; - contractor's failure to comply with recommended remedial work, if required; - missed inspection, if required, and; - certificate of compliance, as authorised.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - BCA classification and definitions for buildings included in classes 2 to 9; - construction methods and materials suitable for buildings included in classes 2 to 9; - 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; - range of, and variations in, compliance requirements for buildings included in classes 2 to 9 in different climatic, geographic and planning zones, including: building control legislation and regulations; NCC; - Australian standards referenced by building control legislation and regulations and the NCC; - state, territory or local authority development policies, and; - legislative and regulatory requirements for critical stage inspections relating to buildings included in classes 2 to 9.

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