This unit specifies the outcomes required to manage architectural administration and the development of project documentation. It requires the knowledge of the legislation pertaining to project administration and the ability to comply with the organisational requirements for quality assurance. Work is expected to be undertaken in consultation with both internal personnel and external consultants and with limited supervision.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. However, this unit forms part of a minimum qualification requirement for registration with the Victorian Building Authority as a building designer (architectural).

Unit details

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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: - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements and share information with internal and external personnel; - read and interpret complex documents: relevant legislation, codes and standards; National Construction Code and planning permit application requirements and other relevant documentation; - use language and concepts appropriate to industry conventions; - prepare project documentation; - correspond with external personnel; - numeracy skills to calculate basic cost indicators for a building project; - determine appropriate contract to suit an architectural project; - determine the limitations of standard specifications and justify their selection; Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - prepare documentation in readiness for approval stages; - manage project documentation processes; - coordinate work with consultants, stakeholders and authorities; - identify impacts of quality assurance standards and procedures; - identify legal principles of copyright; - self management skills to meet timelines and project schedule; - teamwork skills when working with internal and external personnel; - technological skills to use computers and other office equipment, and; - work safely in a design drafting working environment and on a site according to legislation and workplace policies and procedures.

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