Assess the construction of domestic scale buildings

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BCGSV5001A, 'Assess the construction of domestic scale buildings'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Research for compliance with building and planning legislation


Effects of planning and construction legislation are investigated, interpreted and communicated to others throughout design and construction of the building project


Planning and construction effects of the Building Code of Australia and construction requirements of the relevant Australian Standards are researched and documented


Effects of State/Territory, local government and service supply authorities legislation on design and construction are researched and documented


Methods of foundation assessment and classification are identified and evaluated


Record all relevant planning and construction information


Building planning and construction information is determined and recorded using appropriate industry terminology and symbols


All salient features of a site, sufficient for the preparation of design and construction documents are recorded on the plan


Investigate and evaluate a site for establishment, preparation and excavation requirements


Salient features of a building site and methods of soil investigation, assessment and clarification are appraised and recorded on documents available to site services


Principles and practices of site establishment and different types and uses of builders' plant and equipment are identified and evaluated


Determine trade sequencing


Trade sequencing appropriate to the different forms of residential construction are identified and evaluated


Structural systems commonly used in domestic scale buildings are described and sketched


Types and principles of construction relevant to the domestic design and construction are identified and evaluated according to relevant legislation, including Building Code of Australia (BCA), and construction standards and practices


Evaluate and apply cyclone resistant construction to buildings


Cyclone category areas and code specification are defined


Terrain categories and their application to cyclone design are defined


Methods of 'tie down' construction are identified from BCA


Applications of structural bracing principles are identified in specifications


Alternative approaches of construction in cyclone areas are evaluated in accordance with BCA


Evaluate construction standards and practices


Standards and practices for claddings, linings, finishes and coatings associated with domestic scale buildings are identified and evaluated


Standards and practices of window, door and joinery fabrication and installation are identified and evaluated


Basic principles and integration of building services into the building are identified and evaluated


Structural principles of loads, forces, stresses and strains applied in the design and construction of single storey domestic scale buildings are identified and evaluated


Types, principles, standards and practices for the installation of the services in single and two storey residential dwellings are identified and evaluated


Types, principles, construction standards and practices of relative to domestic stair construction, balustrading and hand rails are identified and evaluated