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Unit of competency details

CPCCBC4001 - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CPCCBC4001A - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projectsSupersedes and is not equivalent to CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects. 26/Nov/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 22/Jun/2021
(View details for release 1) 27/Nov/2020


Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040305 Building Surveying  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040305 Building Surveying  09/Feb/2021 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 2

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Release 6.4.

Typographical error corrected in the Knowledge Evidence. Word 'detects' corrected to read 'defects'.

Release 1

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Release 5.0.

Supersedes and is not equivalent to CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects.

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for​ low rise buildings​ has been ​split into two units, one for residential low-rise buildings and one for commercial low-rise buildings. 

Attainment of both CPCCBC4001 and CPCCBC4053 is equivalent to CPCCBC4001A.

Updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

Application

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the National Construction Code (NCC) Classes 1 and 10 buildings, to a maximum of two storeys. It includes knowledge of the structure of the NCC, as well as the ability to access relevant information from the code as applicable to various building projects.

It applies to builders, site managers and related construction industry professionals responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes and standards related to residential construction projects.

This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Building and Construction

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe what needs to be done to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Classify building.

1.1

Determine nature of building, its use and arrangement from construction plans and specifications.

1.2

Access, read and interpret relevant Australian Standards and codes for residential building and construction projects.

1.3

Define classification of building from the NCC.

1.4

Identify and interpret multiple classifications from the NCC.

2

Determine construction compliance requirements.

2.1

Identify NCC Performance Requirements relevant to Class 1 and 10, up to two storeys, building projects.

2.2

Determine range of criteria to ensure that construction methods comply with NCC Performance Requirements.

2.3

Identify and document non-conforming construction methods against NCC Performance Requirements.

2.4

Propose and discuss Performance Solution with design and building and construction professionals.

2.5

Analyse and apply Assessment Methods to determine compliance with Performance Solution or Deem-to-Satisfy Solution (DTS).

2.6

Meet the evidence of suitability requirements for building materials and products stated in the NCC.

2.7

Complete relevant documentation to meet NCC requirements.

3

Determine fire protection requirements.

3.1

Identify NCC and other legislative requirements for passive and active fire control elements in buildings.

3.2

Determine level of fire resistance required for the construction of various buildings.

3.3

Check existing buildings for compliance with passive and active fire protection requirements.

Foundation Skills

As well as the foundation skills explicit in the performance criteria of this unit, candidates require:

  • problem-solving skills to:
  • analyse non-conforming construction methods, define key problem and produce appropriate solution
  • seek clarification of appropriate solution to meet construction method compliance
  • technology skills to:
  • use digital tools and devices to communicate and collaborate effectively with others
  • use equipment and programs to access, extract information and develop relevant documentation.

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is not equivalent to CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects.

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise buildings has been split into two units, one for residential low-rise buildings and one for commercial low-rise buildings. 

Attainment of both CPCCBC4001 and CPCCBC4053 is equivalent to CPCCBC4001A.

Links

Companion volumes to this training package are available at the VETNet website - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=7e15fa6a-68b8-4097-b099-030a5569b1ad

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 2

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Release 6.4.

Typographical error corrected in the Knowledge Evidence. Word 'detects' corrected to read 'defects'.

Release 1

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Release 5.0.

Supersedes and is not equivalent to CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects.

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for​ low rise buildings​ has been ​split into two units, one for residential low-rise buildings and one for commercial low-rise buildings. 

Attainment of both CPCCBC4001 and CPCCBC4053 is equivalent to CPCCBC4001A.

Updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

Performance Evidence

To demonstrate competency, a candidate must meet the elements and performance criteria of this unit by applying codes and standards to the construction process of one Class 1 or 10 building project, to a maximum of two storeys.

In doing this, the candidate must:

  • determine type of construction and use of building from construction plans and specifications and class of building using National Construction Code (NCC) classifications
  • identify current building and construction codes and Australian Standards relevant to the building project
  • apply NCC Performance Requirements in relation to the design and construction of the building:
  • energy efficiency
  • damp and weatherproofing
  • fire safety
  • health and amenity
  • structure
  • safe movement and access
  • ancillary provisions
  • apply Performance Solutions to ensure that construction complies with NCC Performance Requirements
  • identify faults and problems and propose actions to rectify
  • inspect a building to determine fire protection compliance with NCC and other legislative requirements.

Knowledge Evidence

To be competent in this unit, a candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • government building legislation, codes and standards:
  • the NCC:
  • Performance Requirements and General Requirements
  • Performance Solutions and Assessment Methods
  • Performance Hierarchy
  • evidence of suitability for building materials and products
  • classes of building and types of construction
  • organisational policies and procedures, quality systems and best practice approaches
  • workplace safety requirements
  • properties, characteristics and limitations of specified building materials and components
  • processes, procedures and techniques of construction
  • basic building design principles and the behaviour of structures under stress, strain, compression, bending or combined actions
  • causes and implications of building defects related to failure of applying building codes and standards to residential and commercial buildings
  • extent of remedial work required for various defects cause by inadequate design and application of building codes and practices
  • environmental requirements and sustainability principles and concepts
  • project plans, specifications, working drawings and structural details
  • construction terminology.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must meet the requirements for assessors contained in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Assessment can be undertaken in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment.

A simulated environment is one that realistically replicates workplace conditions, materials and equipment, interactions with others and workplace irregularities, and which meets industry standards for safety and environmental practices.

Candidates must have access to:

  • relevant government building and construction regulations
  • current building and construction codes and standards
  • NCC Volume 2
  • construction drawings, site plans and specifications
  • organisational policies and procedures and other quality documentation to undertake the performance criteria and assessment requirements
  • digital technology devices, applications and software to source and document information.

Links

Companion volumes to this training package are available at the VETNet website - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=7e15fa6a-68b8-4097-b099-030a5569b1ad