Apply building codes and standards to residential 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 BCGSV5011A, 'Apply building codes and standards to residential 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


Analyse the purpose and basic intent of the BCA


Objectives of the BCA and the purpose of the respective components are evaluated and documented


"Deemed to satisfy" concept for construction to meet BCA requirements is evaluated and documented


Locate and interpret code/ standard requirements that are applicable to particular projects


Clauses from the BCA that apply to particular projects are identified and documented


Prescriptive requirements of relevant BCA clauses are determined


Requirements of Australian Standards referenced in the BCA are identified and documented


Special requirements that may be applicable to specific areas are identified and documented


Classify buildings


Nature of a building having regard to use and arrangement is determined


BCA criteria are applied to determine the defined classification


BCA requirements are interpreted for multiple classifications


Apply solutions to construction problems for compliance with the BCA


Criteria to ensure construction methods comply with the intent of the BCA are determined


Alternative approaches to construction problems that comply with the requirements of the BCA are reported


Assessment methods used to determine whether a building solution complies with performance requirements or Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) provision of the BCA are analysed and applied


Assessment methods are confirmed and identified as appropriate to meet the DTS provisions of BCA