BLSV12024 - Inspection Procedures

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is a practical based unit designed to develop your awareness of on-site behaviour, activities, and procedures associated with inspections for both the building development and regulatory control processes for all classes of buildings defined in the Building Code of Australia. It will develop an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the inspecting officer and the legal rights and obligations of all parties.


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 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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

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 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.11% 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: Have your Say
Positive comments included that the lecturer is very knowledgeable, including examples of a practicing building inspector situations. The case studies used were very appropriate as these assisted in improving the students’ knowledge and identifying aspects that they would not have previously considered. Finally, a student noted that the unit was relevant to their current employment situation. Suggested improvements included that the lecturer provides recorded weekly lectures on each topic as some of the pre-recorded lectures were recorded a few years ago. The lecturer should have used Moodle news forum and Q&A forum more often. One student noted that this unit had some items previously covered in other units
Some improvement to current content, with weekly lectures being recorded, together with the use of the Moodle news and Q&A.
Action Taken
The lecturer adopted the same teaching strategy while updating the lecture materials and recordings. The lecturer got involved more often in Moodle forums posting new announcements via News Forum and responding to student queries in the Q & A Forum.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)
The lecturer delivered the unit information clearly and efficiently. The teaching content was interesting, informative, industry-specific and most importantly, relevant to building certification in actual practice.
Adopt the same teaching strategy while updating the teaching content as per current building certification practice.
Action Taken
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)
It will be further effective to enhance the students' learning experience if more teaching content can be covered in relation to actual inspections on-site and defect and non-compliance identification.
The teaching content will be further improved by adding more information in relation to actual inspections on-site and defect and non-compliance identification.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Formulate methodologies for carrying out the inspection and certification of residential buildings, medium size developments, and major developments
  2. Apply established risk management process to contemporary inspection and certification practice
  3. Describe the different roles of building surveyors and discuss liability issues
  4. Solve routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic, and ethical decision making
  5. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

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
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 10
3 - Written Assessment
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment