This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to estimate materials, labour and time requirements and to establish costs for provision of services or products. The unit covers the gaining of information, the estimation of materials, labour and time, the calculation of costs and the associated documentation.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - communication skills to: enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; identify customer requirements; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - complete workplace documentation; prepare quotes and tenders; - record details, including costs and charges, and; - estimate materials and labour required for provision of services or products; - determine costs for the provision of a quotation or tender in the plumbing and services industry, and; - apply calculations.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - estimating and calculating processes; - impact of time on wages and other costs; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - process for estimating and costing work; - processes for accessing information and for calculating material requirements; - relevant statutory requirements related to estimating and costing work; - SI system of measurements; - relevant Australian standards applicable to the work to be undertaken; - tendering and contracting processes, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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