Prepare specifications for all construction works

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 CPCCBC4015A, 'Prepare specifications for all construction works'.
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



1. Determine specification requirements.

1.1. Project brief, working drawings, development approval and other relevant documents are examined to identify essential information to be included in the specification.

1.2. Standard specifications are examined to determine suitability for adaptation to the current project.

1.3. Non-standard requirements are developed and where technical aspects require clarification, advice is sought from specialists.

2. Assess the nature and scope of the work.

2.1. Site inspection is conducted to establish site layout and preliminary site-work requirements, and site details and features are recorded.

2.2. Specification includes all relevant details at a level necessary to describe clearly the nature and scope of the work, including prescriptive and performance requirements.

2.3. Research is undertaken to establish appropriate schedules, using relevant data sources.

2.4. Details are tabulated and cross-referenced to ensure consistency between the design brief, working drawings and specifications.

2.5. Details in the specification conform to industry codes of practice, Australian standards and relevant statutory requirements.

2.6. Information requested from specialists, colleagues and clients is coordinated and added to the specifications where required.

3. Prepare the specification document.

3.1. Specification clearly identifies the contractual obligations and rights of the parties involved.

3.2. Specification document is complete, checked thoroughly for compliance with requirements and edited.

3.3. Specification is presented to the client in the required format and timeframe.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4015A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40308 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)
  • CPC40508 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)
  • CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC40911 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services