Calculate costs of construction work

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 CPCCCM3005, 'Calculate costs of construction work'.
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.


Gather information.


Job requirements are determined through discussion with customer or from information supplied.


Plans and specifications are accessed and site is inspected to confirm requirements.


Details of products and services to be provided are developed and checked for availability and fitness for purpose.


Delivery point and methods of transportation are determined where necessary.


Details of job tasks are accurately recorded and checked according to workplace procedures.


Information about material, labour and overhead costs is obtained and checked to be current and accurate.


Estimate materials, labour and time.


Work, including preparatory tasks, is planned and sequenced to cover all necessary activity.


Types and quantities of materials required for work are estimated based on availability, fitness for purpose, and current costs.


Labour requirements to perform work tasks and complete the job are estimated.


Time requirements to perform work tasks are accurately estimated and checked with appropriate personnel.


Calculate costs.


Totals of individual materials, labour and overhead costs are calculated according to workplace procedures and statutory requirements.


Other project-specific costs are identified and calculated according to workplace procedures.


Total work cost is calculated, including mark-up percentages set by appropriate personnel.


Final cost for work is calculated by applying profit margin according to workplace procedures, and is checked for accuracy.


Document and verify details.


Details of costs and charges are clearly and accurately documented according to workplace procedures.


Costs, calculations or other details are verified according to workplace procedures and current costing data.


Costing estimate and materials take-off are prepared for quote.


Costing documents are accurately completed for future reference according to workplace procedures.