Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials

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 CPCCBC5004A, 'Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials'.
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. Identify and describe the properties of building materials.

1.1. Suitability of materials commonly used in the region is identified for a given building system.

1.2. Properties of materials, their standards of quality and the compatibility and non-compatibility of different materials are identified.

1.3. Environmental impacts of different materials are identified.

1.4. Impact of allowable tolerances on the conversion of naturally occurring materials is identified.

1.5. Tolerances for installing and assembling materials are identified and checked in regard to the nature of the work being performed and the requirements of Australian standards.

2. Ensure suitable building materials are selected for application.

2.1. Selection of building materials is conducted with reference to structural requirements and suitability for the building system specified in the contract.

2.2. Materials are selected for their safety, required fire resistance rating, serviceability and cost effectiveness.

2.3. Short and long-term degradation of materials is considered in relation to the proposed life cycle of the building.

2.4. Alternative materials are selected if specified materials are unavailable or unsuitable.

3. Supervise the acceptance, safe handling and storage of materials on site.

3.1. Organisational procedures for the acceptance, safe handling and storage of materials on site are identified and communicated.

3.2. Limitations and effects of transportation on materials and components are determined and action is taken in the case of potentially damaging circumstances.

3.3. Materials are handled correctly and safely on site using appropriate equipment and safe work practices.

3.4. Materials are stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications and in compliance with the relevant Australian standards.

3.5. Systems are implemented for inspecting all materials delivered on site for naturally occurring and/or manufactured defects before installation.

3.6. Personnel are aware of actions to be taken in the case of defects caused by incorrect installation, application or placement.

3.7. Timber is preserved and ferrous and non-ferrous metals used in the construction process are protected using established methods.

4. Supervise testing of materials on site for suitability and fitness for purpose.

4.1. Testing of materials, including soil, filling, compacting, surfacing, concreting and welding, is carried out to specifications and results are analysed on-site before and during installation.

4.2. Samples of materials taken during placement or installation are accurately identified and sent for laboratory testing.

4.3. Materials are given visual checks for suitability before building in, with materials sent off-site for testing if required.

4.4. Processes are implemented to ensure defective materials are identified and remedial action is recorded.

5. Establish records of materials testing and report on testing process conformance or otherwise.

5.1. Records of tests and testing procedures are established and maintained by the organisation in accordance with its quality management obligations.

5.2. Test results and reports are periodically evaluated to maintain integrity of organisational quality standards.

5.3. Non-conformant on-site materials tests are immediately notified to the appropriate company officer for further action.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC5004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC50308 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • CPC50210 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)