This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to produce schedules for physical and human resources and materials for residential or commercial projects. It includes monitoring project schedules and tracking and recording costs as they are incurred.
This unit of competency applies to site managers and forepersons, estimators, project managers and builders in the construction industry with responsibility for producing schedules for ordering materials and allocating labour.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, incl 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:
* produce a labour and materials schedule across the life of the project
* develop and manage efficient communications between staff, contractors and suppliers
* monitor, maintain and record project progress and variations, estimated and increased costs and changes to construction drawings and specifications.
The qualified trainer and assessor will advise students of class notes, reading materials produced by VU Polytechnic and further support via VU Polytechnic e-learning system and/or in person.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):