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BLSV12024 - Inspection Procedures

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is a practically based inspection procedures unit 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 and 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 for all parties.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
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.

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 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 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 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 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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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
Feedback
Practical and relevant content that is congruent with what happens on sites .
Recommendation
The use of case studies and authentic teaching will be retained and enhanced for future offerings.
Action Taken
The use of case studies and authentic assessment tasks are considered to be good pedagogy and promote deeper learning. These strategies will be retained for future offerings of BLSV12024.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Being able to recover the Zoom lectures after the lectures where completed. I am having trouble to attend the lectures on time due to works an commitments that conflict with the lecture times.
Recommendation
Teaching resources are delivered both asynchronously (study guide, pre-recorded lecturers) and synchronously (live Zoom tutorials). Whilst it is preferred that students attend the live tutorials to ask questions and participate in discussions it is recognised that this is not always possible. Thus, recording these lectures allows the students to access these resources when convenient.
Action Taken
The recording of online lectures and tutorials are well supported by the students and will continue to form part of the unit learning resources.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Allowing students to answer questions based on the legislation in their home state made each assessment task more relevant to each student’s learning journey and in turn tasks more enjoyable due to higher relevance levels.
Recommendation
The use of authentic assessment tasks promotes student engagement and deeper learning. These strategies will be retained and enhanced in future offerings of BLSV12024.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say survey
Feedback
To me, more of practical assessments would have been helpful, such as you going to a site and recording some inspection procedures would have been of great help.
Recommendation
Whilst it is recognised that site visits are a useful aspect of authentic assessment, potential OH&S liabilities and risks preclude this form of activity. Work is being carried out to identify whether Virtual Reality resources can achieve the same learning outcomes with reduced risk.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 - Examination
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
3 - Examination
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment