BLAR11051 - Construction Legislation 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will give you the opportunity to examine and apply the National Construction Code (NCC) and associated legislation to Building Class 1 and 10 projects (residential). Students will learn about statutory controls and assessment; enforcement proceedings; how occupational health and safety, environmental and heritage legislation interact with the NCC; and the application of the principles of performance-based legislation.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 78.57% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 29.79% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Students
Feedback
Unit learning resources poor
Recommendation
All resources have been reviewed and updated being made accessible via the library e-reading lists in Moodle and MS Teams
Action Taken
The lecturer updated many of the existing resources, including industry-relevant knowledge and experience.
Source: Students
Feedback
Assessment tasks unclear
Recommendation
All assessments have been renewed.
Action Taken
Assessments have been updated.
Source: Students and coordinator
Feedback
Assessment feedback and teacher engagement
Recommendation
MS Teams will be mandated for use to improve student and teacher engagement. This will facilitate improved feedback and support.
Action Taken
MS Teams is available for students to share, ask questions, and directly engage with the lecturer during classes.
Source: Student
Feedback
The units were well presented and the lecturer provided excellent industry knowledge and examples.
Recommendation
The lecturer will continue and make improvements as identified and requested during the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student
Feedback
It would be helpful if the unit used MS Teams as others do.
Recommendation
MS teams is not mandated for use and is at the lecturer's discretion. However, it is recommended to assist in the unit's overall communication as students can use the team between themselves.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student
Feedback
The resources could be improved in coverage. Maybe a unit study guide could be provided.
Recommendation
A unit study guide will be investigated and developed in support of the reduced assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Examine and apply the National Construction Code (NCC) for Building Class 1 and 10 projects.
  2. Know when and how to use performance-based provisions.
  3. Explain how Australian Standards and Codes are used in building legislation.
  4. Interpret occupational health and safety, environmental and heritage legislation provisions for building class 1 and 10 projects.
  5. Know and apply the enforcement provisions under current building legislation, including Occupational Health and Safety, Heritage and NCC.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10