BLAR12050 - Contract Documentation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will develop your understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with the preparation of contract documents including: Working Drawings; Specifications and specified bills; Schedules including fixtures, door and colour schedules; Integration of Australian Standards in the documentation package. It will introduce requirements for: Client sign-off; Coordination of design and consultancy team members; Implementation of quality procedures; Approvals processes; This unit will also consider the role of: non-traditional documentation forms; performance-based documentation.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: BLAR12036 Building Design 1

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

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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. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 35%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 35%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 33.33% 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: Unit evaluation
The requirements of the assignment should be clearer.
The lecturer will explain the detailed expectations on assignments in the tutorials. The 1st tutorial of this unit will include a Q&A session on the rubrics to ensure that students and lecturer have a common understanding of the rubrics.
Action Taken
In the first week, the lecturer explained the unit requirements to students.
Source: Unit evaluation
The lecturer was helpful in providing links to examples but the course content could have had more detail in respect to hand drawings.
Drawings are an important part of contract documents and need to be prepared in this unit. Examples of drawings will be provided and more details of hand drawings will be provided in the first week.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Prepare working drawings from a design sketch
  2. Formulate and implement quality management policies for documentation
  3. Identify and discuss the role of members of the design team including consultants
  4. Identify and prepare the documentation required to obtain a building approval
  5. Solve routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making
  6. Practice personal and interpersonal skills
  7. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
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 10
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment