BLSV13022 - Building Services Auditing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit provides an introduction to: building auditing and professional responsibilities associated with undertaking services audits; processes associated with auditing building services for compliance with BCA, relevant legislation and codes for automated systems, fire services, and so on; the regulatory requirements in approaching auditing; best practice application of building service audits; and the application of audits during both design and refurbishment of buildings. N.B. Students should have completed introductory studies in building services to ensure an adequate level of entry knowledge.


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: BLAR11043 or [BLAR12001 & BLAR12005]

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 3 - 2022 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

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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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 58.82% 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' unit evaluation survey
The assessment tasks were well structured and uncomfortable. They forced me to grapple with aspects of building services that I had not anticipated and significantly enhanced my knowledge.
The same delivery strategy will be applied to next year's unit delivery.
Action Taken
The delivery was continued with the same delivery strategy.
Source: Student Unit Teaching Evaluation (SUTE) data
Overall the assignments were interesting and useful, with the requirements for real-world audits making it interesting. The lectures were well-prepared and the lecturer was very responsive with questions on the forums and by email.
The same delivery strategy will be adopted for the next delivery.
Action Taken
Source: Student Unit Teaching Evaluation (SUTE) data
Having six assessment tasks to complete for the unit is found to be overwhelming especially since some tasks are supposed to complete over the Christmas break.
A thorough review will be conducted to check the potential of reducing the number of assessment tasks by combining minor assessment tasks into one major assessment task. Simultaneously, it will be checked about the shifting of the due date over a week from the Christmas break for the assessment task previously supposed to be completed during the Christmas break.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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