CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors :
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This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to select and manage building and construction contractors. It includes identifying and quantifying project resource needs and engaging with contractors to determine contract conditions and evaluating their performance.
This CPCCBC5005 Selecting and manage building and construction contractors unit of competency applies to builders and senior managers within building and construction firms and other construction industry personnel who engage and manage various contractors with diverse occupations.
This unit will be delivered using a blended approach. You will be required to attend classes as scheduled in your timetable, complete all learning activities as set by your trainer and assessor and a range of self-directed learning tasks.
To complete these assessments, you will require access to:
Once you have demonstrated to your trainer/assessor that you have the required skills and knowledge for the unit they will inform you that you are ready to be assessed.
To gain competency in this CPCCBC5005 Selecting and manage building and construction contractors unit you must accurately complete the following assessment tasks:
|Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Assessment||Students are required to complete all questions to a satisfactory level.||As per training plan|
|Assessment Task 2: Practical Assessment||Students are required to complete a number of tasks and observations||As per training plan|
|Assessment Task 2: Workplace Assessment||Students are required to complete a number of tasks and observations||As per training plan|
If you are unable to submit an assessment on or before the due date you must make arrangements with your trainer/assessor before the due date for an extension and a new submission date. This should be followed-up with an email to [email protected] giving the reason for required extension.
- You have completed your assessment task adequately meeting all of the requirements.
- You have not provided enough evidence to meet all aspects of the assessment task.
Once all CPCCBC5005 Selecting and manage building and construction contractors assessment tasks have been submitted you will receive an overall result for this unit being:
- All of the required assessments have received a result of ‘S’ meaning you have demonstrated that you can successfully meet all of the unit outcomes.
- One or more of your assessment tasks have received a result of NS meaning that you have not met the necessary requirements for that assessment.
Please refer to the student handbook for further information on re-assessment.
An adjustment is any measure or action that you may require because of a disability, which has the effect of assisting you to access and participate in education and training on the same basis as students without a disability. An adjustment is reasonable if it achieves this purpose while taking into account factors such as the nature of your disability, your views, and the potential effect of the adjustment on yourself and others, who might be affected, and the costs and benefits of making the adjustment.
We must maintain the academic integrity of a course and consider the requirements or components that are inherent or essential to its nature when assessing whether an adjustment is reasonable. There may be more than one adjustment that is reasonable in a given set of circumstances. We will make adjustments that are reasonable and that do not cause unjustifiable hardship to you and our organisation.
If at any time whilst you are undertaking the CPCCBC5005 Selecting and manage building and construction contractors assessment and you require further clarification on the task or you believe you require an assessment to be adjusted due to a disability or other impacting situations, please speak to your trainer/assessor for further information or possible options. During the assessment process your trainer/assessor can assist you with gaining an understanding of the task, but they are unable to provide you with the response or any answers.
All assessment tasks have been designed to ensure that they meet all of the learning requirements of the unit you are undertaking. They have also been designed to meet the rules and principles of assessments ensuring that all assessment tasks are:
The assessments for this unit must also be conducted in a safe environment for the safety of all students and trainers/assessors. Your trainer/assessor will cease the assessment at any time that they believe it has become unsafe for yourself and/or others around you.
If the CPCCBC5005 Selecting and manage building and construction contractors assessment is ceased due to safety reasons your trainer/assessor may require you to undergo further training or make further adjustments to the task and/or environment prior to providing you with the opportunity to be re-assessed.
Prior to undertaking the re-assessment process, you may be required to complete further learning activities to consolidate your skills and knowledge. Once you can demonstrate to your trainer/assessor that you possess the required skills and knowledge, they will inform you that you are ready to be assessed again.
Please refer to your student handbook for further information on re-assessment.
If you believe that you have been unfairly assessed and wish to appeal your trainer/assessor’s decision or have any complaints in regards to your training or assessment results, please refer to our complaints and appeals procedure located on our website for further information.
All work submitted must be your own work and not copied from any other source. Any information utilised to assist you with your learning activities or CPCCBC5005 Selecting and manage building and construction contractors assessments must be correctly referenced and a bibliography (name of author and title of book/publication) attached.
If the work submitted is found to have been copied it will be unable to be accepted as a form of evidence towards this unit of competency.
Please refer to our student handbook for further information.
- [email protected] providing the reason for extension.
Your trainer/assessor will provide you with feedback on your learning activities and assessment tasks after they have completed marking them generally within 14 days of submission.
|Preliminary Task Questions 1 and 6 of this Knowledge Assessment requires you to refer to the building and construction requirements and laws of your state/territory. For your assessor’s reference, indicate below which state/territory you are currently based or located in by ticking the box that corresponds to your answer. When answering Questions 1 and 6, you must refer to the building and construction requirements and laws of the state/territory you ticked below.|
|The state/territory where you are currently based or located in:|
|¨||Australian Capital Territory||¨||South Australia|
|Areas of difference||How employees and contractors differ|
|Why it is important to know this before hiring subcontractors|
|Relevance to managing subcontractor performance|
|Sources of Information||Advantage||Disadvantage|
The Practical Assessment is a set of tasks that must be completed in a workplace, or in an environment with conditions similar to that of a real workplace.
This assessment will help you demonstrate skill requirements relevant to selecting and managing building and construction contractors.
The Practical Assessment includes the following:
A series of written practical tests assessing the candidate’s practical knowledge and understanding of the unit of competency.
A set of assessment tasks where the candidate needs to demonstrate practical skills relevant to the unit of competency. The candidate needs to demonstrate these skills while being observed by the assessor.
|Some tasks in this Practical Assessment require you to refer to the legal industrial relations, and building and construction requirements applicable to the state/territory where the construction project you will work on for this practical assessment is based or located in. For your assessor’s reference, indicate below which state/territory your construction project is based or located in by ticking the box that corresponds to your answer. When completing these tasks, refer to the legal industrial relations, and building and construction requirements applicable to the state/territory you ticked below.|
|The state/territory where your construction project is based or located in:|
|¨||Australian Capital Territory||¨||South Australia|
|This assessment is divided into two tasks: For these tasks, assume that you are working in a building and construction project and that you are about to conduct hiring of subcontractors for the project. Before starting this assessment, your assessor will organise the resources required for this assessment (listed below). You are required to:|
|Resources required for assessment:|
|Tick the box that corresponds to your answer. ¨ NO|
|Tick the box that corresponds to your answer. ¨ After regular periods of time (e.g., every end of the month) ¨ After completing each stage of the construction project ¨ At the very end of the construction project Depends on the agreement in the contract|
|a. If the subcontractor meets the definition of an employee for superannuation purposes as per the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992. b. If the contract or agreement between the employer/workplace and the subcontractor explicitly includes provisions for the payment of superannuation contributions.|
|https://www.alrc.gov.au/publication/grey-areas-age-barriers-to-work-in-commonwealth-laws-dp-78/2-recruitment-and-employment-law/the-fair-work-act-2009-cth/ https://business.gov.au/people/contractors/contractor-rights-and-protections#:~:text=The%20Independent%20Contractors%20Act%202006,contract%20when%20it%20was%20made https://business.gov.au/people/contractors/employee-or-contractor|
|The subcontractor (first-tier subcontractor) you hired for this project is carrying on a business that is primarily in the building and construction industry. He hires another subcontractor (second-tier subcontractor) to assist with their current workload. Answer the following questions.|
|Tick the box that corresponds to your answer. ¨ NO If you answered YES, what payments do they need to report to ATO?|
|Access and review the following documents from your organisation: Based on the documents you have reviewed, determine the following: You must determine these competencies based on an analyses of tasks involved in the building and construction project. The analyses must take into consideration: Engagement prioritisation refers to the sequence in which subcontractors will be hired. For example, if electrical work is scheduled to take place during Week 2 of the project and plumbing work is scheduled to take place during Week 4, then engaging electricians will be prioritised over engaging plumbers.|
|In addition, document a formal subcontractor structure for the building and construction project. Use the template you have been provided along with this workbook or your organisation’s template for documenting formal subcontractor structures. After completing this task, submit the following to your assessor:|
|Type||Competencies Required||How many||Priority 1 – Highest priority|
|Civil contractors||Expertise in earthworks and excavation, Knowledge of foundation construction techniques||4||1 – Highest priority|
|Structural contractors||Proficiency in steel and concrete construction, Ability to interpret architectural drawings||3||2|
|Electrical contractors||Skill in electrical installations and wiring, Familiarity with safety regulations||2||4|
|Plumbing contractors||Experience in plumbing installations and piping, Understanding of plumbing codes||2||5|
|HVAC contractors||Expertise in HVAC system installation and ductwork, Knowledge of system commissioning||2||3|
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Assessment Task 3 – Major Project
|This assessment is divided into 5 parts: E.g., You are a senior builder, senior manager, or someone who engages with or manages subcontractors in a building and construction project. Each task comes with a set of instructions. You are to follow and perform these instructions while being observed by the assessor and/or submit any required documentation. Before starting this assessment, your assessor will also discuss with you these tasks as well as instructions and guidance for satisfactorily completing them. They will also organise the resources required for this assessment (listed below). You are required to: Resources required for assessment: To complete this assessment, you will need access to the following: materials costs|
|Refer to the Alexander St Box Hill commercial project documents on the Parker Brent Portal. You are to complete this task in the context of the construction to completion of basement / ground floor suspended slab. You will be required to select and engage subcontractors throughout the duration of the project.|
Part 2 – Review Subcontractor Performance
|Once completed submit these forms to your assessor|
Part 3 – Establish Terms and Conditions for Subcontractor Engagement
|Write a short report in your own words on how you can ensure obligations can be met under this contract, and how the terms of engagement would be enforced to ensure conditions are being met. Ensure areas such as cost control, quality control and time control are discussed. This question will be answered in part 2|
Part 4 – Manage the Selection and Engagement of Subcontractors
|Outline the subcontractor procurement process used for your project|
|Your report must include:|
|The subcontractor engagement process will include a review of their existing training records and qualifications. Please note: This report is a fictional example and should be adapted to align with the specific requirements and policies of the project and organization.|
Part 5 – Evaluate Subcontractor Performance
|While being observed by your assessor, students will pair and play the part of a subcontractor and a site supervisor. The site supervisor will conduct a performance review of the subcontractor.|
Questionnaire for Students
To be filled in upon completion of Learning Activities and Assessment Tasks for each unit
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: All responses and comments should be as honest as possible to allow PARKERBRENT to review and improve training, support and services.
- Do you feel you were given enough support over the duration of this unit?
- Did you find the Learning Activities and Assessment Tasks to be?
- Were the Learning Activities and Assessment Tasks delivered in class in a way which was easy to understand and comprehend?