BLAR13042 - Building Sector Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit comprises seven parts within three major topics covering: the development of Australia's design and construction industry; Workforce management; and Construction industry trends.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
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 3 - 2018

Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online

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 5%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 5%
4. Written Assessment 5%
5. Written Assessment 15%
6. Written Assessment 35%
7. Presentation and Written Assessment 15%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% 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: Moodle – student evaluation.
Feedback
I felt that there was a little too much work required since most of the assessments required vast amounts of research. I also felt that the study guide did not complement the assessment items at all. you could have completed all the assessment items without ever looking at the study material. Also, a little more help would have been handy when asked to write and present a research report even though it is small.
Recommendation
Review the learning resources to clarify the research focus of the unit.
Action Taken
Review the learning resources to clarify the research focus of the unit.
Source: Moodle – student evaluation.
Feedback
I enjoyed the assessment items especially the involvement with the blog assessments. The research task in assessment item 6 was the most enjoyable due to the ability to select the research topic in assessment item 3. This was further supplemented by the discussion with the course lecturer earlier on in the course.
Recommendation
The unit’s research focus be maintained.
Action Taken
Maintain the research focus.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Always helpful to have more detailed breakdown in assessment criteria.
Recommendation
Provide more detailed breakdown of assessment criteria.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand the history of the construction industry and its presnt structure
  2. understand the importance of the construction industry in relation to the Australian and the international economy
  3. understand the structure of government in Australia
  4. understand the role of government as an industry manager and legislator, client, designer, constructor and user of construction products and services
  5. understand government policies in relation to the future of the industry in science and technology; the government research structure; the role of government departments in the management of the industry
  6. understand government and commercial sector initiatives to improve industry activity and practices in Australia and offshore
  7. understand the history and classification of industry organisations, their characteristics, structures and typical aims, objectives and activities
  8. understand the principles and practices of human resource planning, staff acquisition and team building
  9. understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  10. understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement

This unit forms part of accreditation by the AIB, AIBS and the NADB (BDAQ)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
6 - Written Assessment
7 - 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 8 9 10
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural 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
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
6 - Written Assessment
7 - Presentation and Written Assessment