Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings

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 CPPCMN4008, 'Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings'.
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.


Identify and review plans and drawings.


Main types of plans and drawings for residential buildings are identified.


Purpose of different types of plans and drawings are identified.


Key features of each type of plan and drawing are identified.


Check amendments to plans and drawings.


Title panel is checked to verify latest amendment to plans and drawings.


Amendments to specifications are checked to ensure currency of information.


Identify symbols, terms, abbreviations and shading used in plans and drawings.


Symbols used in plans and drawings are identified.


Abbreviations used in plans and drawings are identified.


Colouring and shading used in plans and drawings are identified.


Building and construction terms used in plans and drawings are identified.


Locate and identify key features on a site plan.


Site is identified from location drawings.


True north and building orientation are identified from details provided on site plan.


Key features of site plan are identified.


Extract data from plans, drawings and specifications.


Key building features are identified in relevant plans and drawings.


Data on key building features is extracted from relevant plans, drawings and specifications.


Building codes or standards identified in specifications are identified.


Key features of products included in specifications are identified.