Apply legal and ethical requirements to building surveying functions

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 CPCCBS6003, 'Apply legal and ethical requirements to building surveying functions'.
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 describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Identify and apply scope of legal and ethical responsibilities.


Organisational code of conduct is accessed and individual responsibilities are clarified and followed when engaging in building surveying activities and client communications.


Potential conflicts of interest are identified prior to undertaking building surveying projects, and checked against legislative and regulatory requirements, and industry and organisational codes of practice.


Contractual requirements entered into with clients are identified and confirmed as consistent with legislative and regulatory requirements specified in building control and other relevant legislation.


Individual authority to undertake building surveying activities is researched and confirmed, and appropriate licence to operate is obtained and maintained.


Review and undertake building surveying activities in line with relevant legislation, codes and standards.


State or territory building control legislation and regulations for activities being undertaken are researched, confirmed and applied.


Requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) and Australian standards referenced by the NCC for the activities being undertaken are confirmed and applied.


State or territory and local authority planning constraints are researched, confirmed and applied to activities.


Legal and ethical standards are applied during building surveying activities, including in client and stakeholder communications.


Comply with administrative procedures of relevant authorities.


Timelines, documentation and compliance requirements of relevant authorities are researched and followed according to nature of building surveying task being undertaken.


Exemption requests are submitted according to relevant legislative and regulatory procedures.


Problems, or potential for problems, in meeting administrative requirements of relevant authorities are managed and where necessary referred elsewhere for advice.


Record-keeping processes are implemented and maintained according to legislative and regulatory requirements.


Communicate building surveying legal requirements to clients or applicants.


Need for compliant documentation and adherence to legislative and regulatory procedures is explained to clients or applicants.


Availability and scope of internal and external dispute resolution processes are communicated to clients or applicants.


Client or applicant disputes or complaints are managed professionally and ethically to completion according to workplace procedures.


Carry out enforcement procedures.


Advice or complaints regarding non-compliant or unsafe building works are received and processed according to workplace standards.


Site inspections of properties and buildings are arranged and conducted to assess extent of non-compliance and risk to public health and safety, and observations are noted on site and documented in detail.


Consultation with specialist consultants is undertaken where necessary to identify and assess the extent of non-compliance or risk to public health and safety.


Building orders or notices are issued to relevant parties in the event of properties or buildings being found to be non-compliant or posing a risk to public health and safety.


Statutory enforcement procedures are followed to ensure required remedies to building works are completed within specified timeframes and to required standards of compliance.


Accurate, detailed and current records and findings are used when representing clients or other stakeholders.