Cost a project

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 AHCBUS402A, 'Cost a project'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Cost a project' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Obtain current prices for project resources

1.1. Project objectives, required work activities and available finance are identified and interpreted according to the project plan and enterprise guidelines.

1.2. Resources required for project works are identified according to the project plan.

1.3. Factors affecting resource costs are identified using available information.

1.4. Add-on costs are taken into consideration according to enterprise guidelines.

1.5. Appropriate tools and equipment are selected and used for the calculation and documentation of project costs.

2. Calculate individual itemised costs of the project

2.1. Unit and total cost for each resource item is calculated according to enterprise guidelines.

2.2. Total itemised resource costs are evaluated against the financial schedule for the project.

2.3. Adjustments are made where required to reconcile resource costs with project schedules in strict adherence to enterprise guidelines for costing a project.

3. Prepare a summary of the cost of the project

3.1. Resource costs are collated and scheduled according to the project plan and enterprise guidelines.

3.2. Total project costs are accurately calculated and recorded according to enterprise guidelines.

3.3. Financial summary is collated, organised and submitted to management for approval.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBUS402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40610 - Certificate IV in Production Nursery
  • AHC41110 - Certificate IV in Irrigation
  • AHC40812 - Certificate IV in Sports Turf Management
  • AHC40510 - Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC41612 - Certificate IV in Organic Farming
  • AHC30910 - Certificate III in Landscape Construction
  • AHC40810 - Certificate IV in Sports Turf Management
  • AHC40410 - Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • AHC41010 - Certificate IV in Agribusiness
  • AHC40910 - Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • AHC41112 - Certificate IV in Irrigation