Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs

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 CPPBDN5006, 'Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs'.
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.


Prepare for design brief consultations.


Preliminary data for small-scale building design project is gathered, and documentation and files are created according to workplace procedures.


Preliminary data is reviewed to identify broad project parameters.


Parameters are considered and information is gathered to assist communications in design brief consultations with client.


Individuals to be involved in deciding and approving the project design brief are clarified with client, and consultations are scheduled.


Strategies to establish and maintain client trust and respect are developed.


Files and organisational marketing material for consultations are prepared.


Consult clients to develop draft design brief.


Basic understanding of building design project objectives and ability of own organisation to fulfil design role are demonstrated to client.


Details about vision, preferences and budget for building design project are elicited from client, and notes are taken to inform next stage of consultation.


Questioning techniques and sketching skills are used to expand notes and clarify details of client’s design requirements.


Budgetary constraints are explored with client and innovative design ideas are proposed.


Details of draft design brief are reviewed with client and level of service and associated fees are discussed.


Approval to proceed with finalisation of design brief is obtained from client, or deferral or termination of services is confirmed.


Finalise design brief.


Design consultation notes are reviewed and requirements challenged in relation to design constraints specific to location of project.


Design brief is formally documented according to workplace procedures.


Details of design brief are presented to and negotiated with client, and modifications are accurately documented.


Approval of final design brief is obtained from client.


Fee structure and terms and conditions of service are established and agreed according to workplace procedures.