Conduct and manage the completion of building inspections and audits

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 CPCCBS8008, 'Conduct and manage the completion of building inspections and audits'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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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.

1.

Prepare for auditing and inspection.

1.1.

Private practice service agreement is negotiated and agreed, or council policy statement on service provision is agreed, with clients.

1.2.

Duty of care responsibilities of building surveyors for audits, inspections and certification of buildings, and individual and organisational liabilities are determined and risk management strategies developed and applied.

1.3.

Documentation required for inspections is obtained from client and specialist consultants and analysed.

1.4.

Building Code of Australia (BCA) classifications and types of buildings to be audited or inspected and applicable compliance requirements are determined.

2.

Conduct critical stage inspections of complex buildings.

2.1.

Own inspection tasks are identified and supplementary inspection support tasks are allocated to team members, as required.

2.2.

National Construction Code (NCC) deemed-to-satisfy provisions are analysed and applied to critical stage inspections.

2.3.

NCC performance requirements for alternative solutions are researched and applied to critical stage inspections.

2.4.

Non-compliance issues are identified and discussed with building or services contractors, and notices or orders are issued as required.

2.5.

Reports detailing work to be completed are prepared and explained to client and stakeholders as required.

3.

Manage critical stage inspections of construction projects.

3.1.

Documentation required for the project is obtained from client and specialist consultants and analysed.

3.2.

Project management strategies are implemented to plan and manage inspections required at different stages of project and to ensure completion within specified timeframes.

3.3.

Tasks are allocated within department or practice, according to expertise and availability of personnel, and specialist consultants are engaged and briefed as required.

3.4.

Inspections are monitored and managed and staff reports detailing work to be completed are reviewed and approved.

3.5.

Inspections are conducted, as required, and reports detailing work to be completed are prepared and explained to and negotiated with client and stakeholders as required.

3.6.

Notices of non-compliance and stop work notices are issued as required, and conflict-resolution strategies are implemented to anticipate and manage stakeholder objections.

4.

Conduct audits of existing buildings.

4.1.

Classifications of buildings and applicable compliance requirements are determined.

4.2.

Relevant documentation relating to building structure, services and management over lifecycle are obtained and analysed.

4.3.

Audits are scheduled and conducted and reports detailing building condition, compliance issues and work to be completed are prepared and explained to client and stakeholders as required.

5.

Manage audits of existing buildings.

5.1.

Nature and scope of audit are determined and appropriate internal or external personnel are allocated to project.

5.2.

Audits are scheduled, monitored and managed and staff reports detailing works to be completed are reviewed and approved.

5.3.

Conflict-resolution strategies are implemented as required to anticipate and manage stakeholder objections to contents of reports on work required.

5.4.

Audit processes are reviewed and opportunities for improving efficiency and effectiveness are identified and implemented.