BLSV13021 - Building Legislation 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is an extension of BLAR 12034 Building Legislation 1. It will develop a working understanding of the Building code of Australia with particular focus on Volume 1 of the Code as it relates to commercial and large scale developments and complex buildings, including compliance and enforcement requirements and activities. It will also provide an understanding of the relationship to the various Australian Standards and codes relating to BCA compliance. Students should have completed introductory studies in Building Legislation to ensure an adequate level of entry knowledge.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: BLAR12034 or ENPR14004

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 - 2014

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2014

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 25%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 25%
4. 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 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: course evaluation responses
Feedback
I found the assignments very good and growing and developing my knowledge of the Building Code of Australia.
Recommendation
Use of industry codes and standards will be retained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: course evaluation responses
Feedback
As times feedback and the answering of questions were a little slow.
Recommendation
Provide feedback to students fast, by two weeks after the submission.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: course evaluation responses
Feedback
workbook has far too many questions for only 15%
Recommendation
Replace workbook with online quizzes
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Interpret and apply building related law.
  2. Interpret and apply legislation associated with building law including Workplace Health and Safety legislation.
  3. Assess design documentation for compliance with building legislation including disability discrimination laws.
  4. Solve routine and unfamiliar problems using information, technology, logic and ethical decision making.
  5. Use effectively a range of appropriate communication modes.

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
4 - 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
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