BLAR11052 - Construction Fundamentals 1 (Carpentry)

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Construction Fundamentals 1 (Carpentry) will introduce you to professional and statutory responsibilities in the building and construction sector. You will gain an understanding of occupational health and safety, financial and risk management, construction business planning, trust and general accounts, office management and licencing obligations. You will learn to develop strategies to implement risk management processes. You will examine relevant taxation, licence and insurance requirements and develop effective strategies to manage these requirements.

Details

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

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Rockhampton

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 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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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: Informal student discussions
Feedback
Students enjoyed the opportunity to blend classroom theory/content with the practical projects e.g. set out and pouring of a vehicle access slab & an extra tool bench for the workshop.
Recommendation
This unit provides an example of how a comprehensive unit can blend elements of VET skills and HE knowledge. This blended structure will continue in future offerings, with periodic reviews conducted to identify where improvements to the delivery/content can be made.
Action Taken
Prepared study content utilised opportunities to blend classroom theory and hands-on practical workshop skills for student projects.
Source: Lecturer reflection
Feedback
The unit is a blend of practical skills and case study research demonstrated by continuous assessment.
Recommendation
Progressive lodgement avoids a spike in workload at the end of the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply occupational health and safety in the construction industry
  2. Administer financial and office management processes to start, grow and maintain a practice
  3. Develop effective strategies to manage relevant taxation, licencing and insurance requirements
  4. Implement risk management processes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment