Manage the design of Type A constructions

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 CPPBDN8007A, 'Manage the design of Type A constructions'.
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


Analyse the requirements for Type A constructions


BCA requirements for Type A constructions are identified and evaluated.


Scope and nature of the proposed construction are analysed to identify the impact on the BCA’s performance requirements for the proposed Type A design solution.


Analysis is undertaken to determine whether the construction will be designed to meet the performance requirement of the BCA by the use of an alternative solution, a deemed-to-satisfy solution or a blend of solutions.


Performance characteristics of construction materials and methods are reviewed to ensure conformance with Type A constructions.


Produce initial design drawings


Design drawings required in planning approval application documentation are confirmed with relevant authorities.


Compliance requirements to be addressed in design drawings are confirmed with relevant authorities.


Timelines and methodologies for producing final design drawings are established and followed.


Design drawings are set up, named and filed according to workplace procedures.


Integrate expert input to inform the design


Professionals and technical experts required to provide input into and develop components of the design solution are sourced and briefed, and work is commissioned.


Consultations are facilitated between technical experts and the building design team to ensure cross-impacts of the solution are understood and conform to required performance standards.


Technical input, specifications and drawings developed by technical experts are prepared for integration into overall documentation.


Refine spatial, structural and technical elements of building designs


Factors contributing to spatial requirements and relationships are analysed and incorporated into building designs.


Checks are conducted to ensure relevant standards for the required components of the construction have been adhered to and documented.


Structural systems for Type A constructions are reviewed, in consultation with technical experts as required, and appropriate systems are incorporated into building designs.


Construction and technical elements for Type A buildings are reviewed, in consultation with technical experts as required, and appropriate elements are incorporated into building designs.


Aesthetic fusion of design elements is visualised, analysed and refined in building designs.


Address health and safety issues in building designs


Obligations of building designers for health and safety during construction and use of Type A constructions are identified and analysed.


Health and safety issues specific to design team, construction team and users are researched, in consultation with client and stakeholders, and analysed.


Risk analyses of construction and use of Type A constructions are conducted and appropriate controls selected and applied to design drawings.


Health and safety documentation for the building is created, processed and communicated to relevant personnel according to workplace procedures.


Refine sustainable design elements of building designs


Optimum sustainable construction materials and methods are selected and incorporated into building designs.


Systems for sustainable water use are reviewed and suitable systems are incorporated into building designs.


Energy-efficient design principles and renewable energy sources are reviewed and suitable solutions are incorporated into building designs.


Review design for conformance with standards and approval processes


Design drawings are reviewed in preparation for finalisation.


Tests and analyses are conducted to ensure design documentation will meet the assessment methods used by the planning authority to ensure conformity with the BCA.


Obtain client approval of final design drawings and supporting information


Design drawings are assessed against client and compliance requirements and anomalies are addressed.


Supporting information to the plans and specifications is compiled, checked and finalised.


Design drawings are presented and explained to client and relevant stakeholders according to workplace procedures.


Detailed client and stakeholder feedback is encouraged and discussed, and required amendments are negotiated.


Design drawings and documentation are amended as required, and client approval is obtained, documented and processed according to workplace procedures.