Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects

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 CPPBDN4001, 'Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects'.
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.


Review project brief and determine requirements.


Project brief is reviewed and information relating to work requirements, BCA class, and type of building to be researched is identified.


Requirements for research are confirmed, as required, with architect or building designer.


Compliance requirements relevant to project building class and type and research scope are identified.


Research materials and methods for structural elements of specified building.


Features and applications of materials used for structural elements are researched and evaluated.


Compliance requirements for materials used for structural elements are researched and interpreted.


Construction methods and systems for structural elements are researched and evaluated.


Research materials and methods for building envelope of specified building.


Characteristics and applications of materials used for building envelope are researched and evaluated.


Construction methods for building envelope and their compliance requirements are researched and interpreted.


Research systems and components for services of specified building.


Features of systems and components for services are evaluated for costs and benefits according to client requirements for the building project.


Compliance requirements for services are researched and interpreted.


Installation methods for services are researched in relation to different types of systems and components.


Document and maintain research findings.


Draft research findings with collated data, recommendations and supporting evidence are produced.


Input into draft research findings is sought according to agreed procedures.


Research findings are finalised and distributed to appropriate stakeholders.


Research findings are updated as required.