Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CPCCBC4020A, 'Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures'.
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. Apply legislative and planning requirements for thermal efficiency to the building process.

1.1. Current relevant state, territory and council requirements for building thermally efficient structures are identified.

1.2. Factors that contribute to the construction of a five-star rated dwelling identified within the Building Code of Australia (BCA) are identified and the impact of regional climate differences is assessed.

1.3. Client needs and expectations for the design and construction of thermally efficient structures are identified and negotiated.

1.4. Expert design and other advice is gathered as part of the planning and construction process.

1.5. Relevant Australian standards are consulted to identify the implications for the conduct of the building project.

2. Review design solutions for effectiveness and compliance.

2.1. Impact of radiation, convection, conduction and evaporation on the thermal comfort of residents is identified.

2.2. Orientation of the building, location and size of glazing, and use of thermal mass as design features are evaluated for effectiveness and compliance with planning and other regulatory requirements.

2.3. Effective strategy for insulating the structure is evaluated, costed and communicated to the client.

2.4. Building designs are assessed for their compliance with the energy efficiency requirements of the BCA's five-star rating system.

2.5. Designers and clients are consulted to ensure final construction plans are effective, efficient and compliant.

3. Manage the building process to ensure an effective outcome.

3.1. Effective communications are established between designers, architects and clients to ensure effective thermal performance is embedded from the design to construction phase.

3.2. Effective quality assurance processes are confirmed as in place to evaluate and implement the building of a five-star dwelling.

3.3. Cost effective strategies to achieve desired level of thermal performance are assessed and communicated to client.

3.4. Life cycle costs of various construction approaches are assessed and negotiated with the client.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4020A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40308 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)
  • CPC40708 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Trade Contracting)
  • CPC40808 - Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building
  • CPC40408 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Sales)
  • CPC40208 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)
  • CPC40508 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)
  • CPC40611 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)
  • CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC40911 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services