Unit of competency details

CPCCBS8008 - Conduct and manage the completion of building inspections and audits (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 05/Jun/2015

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Current

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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  04/Sep/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1.

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version 1.

Application

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required by senior building surveyors to manage the delivery of building surveying services associated with the construction phase of projects or with auditing the compliance of existing buildings.

The unit supports the work of private or municipal building surveyors who manage and conduct inspection and certification processes at critical stages of construction according to the requirements of building control legislation and the statutory authority, and who manage and conduct building audits to assess the compliance of existing buildings.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Competency Field

Building surveying

Unit Sector

Construction

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.

1.

Prepare for auditing and inspection.

1.1.

Private practice service agreement is negotiated and agreed, or council policy statement on service provision is agreed, with clients.

1.2.

Duty of care responsibilities of building surveyors for audits, inspections and certification of buildings, and individual and organisational liabilities are determined and risk management strategies developed and applied.

1.3.

Documentation  required for inspections is obtained from client and specialist consultants and analysed.

1.4.

Building Code of Australia (BCA) classifications and types of buildings  to be audited or inspected and applicable compliance requirements  are determined.

2.

Conduct critical stage inspections of complex buildings.

2.1.

Own inspection tasks are identified and supplementary inspection support tasks are allocated to team members, as required.

2.2.

National Construction Code (NCC) deemed-to-satisfy provisions are analysed and applied to critical stage inspections.

2.3.

NCC performance requirements for alternative solutions are researched and applied to critical stage inspections.

2.4.

Non-compliance issues are identified and discussed with building or services contractors, and notices or orders are issued as required.

2.5.

Reports detailing work to be completed are prepared and explained to client and stakeholders as required.

3.

Manage critical stage inspections of construction projects.

3.1.

Documentation required for the project is obtained from client and specialist consultants and analysed.

3.2.

Project management strategies are implemented to plan and manage inspections required at different stages of project and to ensure completion within specified timeframes.

3.3.

Tasks are allocated within department or practice, according to expertise and availability of personnel, and specialist consultants are engaged and briefed as required.

3.4.

Inspections are monitored and managed and staff reports detailing work to be completed are reviewed and approved.

3.5.

Inspections are conducted, as required, and reports detailing work to be completed are prepared and explained to and negotiated with client and stakeholders as required.

3.6.

Notices of non-compliance and stop work notices are issued as required, and conflict-resolution strategies are implemented to anticipate and manage stakeholder objections.

4.

Conduct audits of existing buildings.

4.1.

Classifications of buildings and applicable compliance requirements are determined.

4.2.

Relevant documentation relating to building structure, services and management over lifecycle are obtained and analysed.

4.3.

Audits are scheduled and conducted and reports detailing building condition, compliance issues and work to be completed are prepared and explained to client and stakeholders as required.

5.

Manage audits of existing buildings.

5.1.

Nature and scope of audit are determined and appropriate internal or external personnel are allocated to project.

5.2.

Audits are scheduled, monitored and managed and staff reports detailing works to be completed are reviewed and approved.

5.3.

Conflict-resolution strategies are implemented as required to anticipate and manage stakeholder objections to contents of reports on work required.

5.4.

Audit processes are reviewed and opportunities for improving efficiency and effectiveness are identified and implemented.

Foundation Skills

This section describes the language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills essential to performance in this unit but not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Performance feature 

Learning skills to:

  • employ systematic approaches to planning and managing sustained activities, recognising the need for flexibility to cover contingencies.

Numeracy skills to:

  • critically review mathematics used in compliance specifications to identify the real-world implications
  • extract and analyse a range of mathematical information embedded in complex texts related to the construction industry and gather additional mathematical information from other sources.

Oral communication skills to:

  • understand and use specialised construction industry vocabulary in a variety of situations, for example explanations, descriptions and discussions with specialist construction industry personnel.

Reading skills to:

  • use specialised background knowledge to support interpretation of highly complex texts specific to the construction industry
  • use structures, layout, features and conventions of complex legal and regulatory texts to locate specific information.

Writing skills to:

  • use accurately-spelled specialised construction industry vocabulary in emails, letters and reports to clients and specialist construction industry personnel.

Planning and organising skills to:

  • lead work groups or teams facilitating the achievement of outcomes through highly developed interpersonal, planning and time-management skills and leadership.

Range of Conditions

This section specifies work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below.

Documentation  must include:

  • architectural drawings:
  • as-built drawings
  • detailed drawings
  • working drawings
  • building permits and attached conditions or approved variations to compliance requirements
  • reports from specialist experts
  • evidence of compliance of materials, components, fixtures and fittings.

Types of buildings  must include:

  • Type A buildings as defined in the BCA, including buildings that are:
  • 3 storeys or more in classes 2, 3 and 9
  • 4 storeys or more in classes 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Type B buildings as defined in the BCA
  • Type C buildings as defined in the BCA.

Compliance requirements  must include:

  • Australian standards referenced by building control legislation and regulations and the NCC
  • building control legislation and regulations applicable to the jurisdiction of the construction project or building to be inspected or audited
  • NCC.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=7e15fa6a-68b8-4097-b099-030a5569b1ad

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1.

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version 1.

Performance Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. The person must:

  • manage the critical stage inspections for three construction projects of three storeys or more, including one complex project, and:
  • develop service level agreements or council policy statements for each project
  • assess individual and organisational risks and liabilities associated with each project
  • develop and implement risk management strategies for each project
  • confirm the classifications of buildings and determine the applicable compliance requirements for each project
  • manage staff conducting inspection procedures for two projects of three storeys or more, ensuring that inspections are scheduled and completed according to the terms of the service level agreement or policy statement
  • review, evaluate and approve staff reports on works to be completed for each project
  • conduct and lead critical stage inspections for one complex project and prepare and explain reports on works to be completed to stakeholders
  • manage compliance audits for three projects of three storeys or more, including one complex project, and:
  • develop service level agreements or council policy statements for each project
  • assess individual and organisational risks and liabilities associated with each project
  • develop and implement risk management strategies for each project
  • confirm the classifications of buildings and determine the applicable compliance requirements for each project
  • manage staff conducting compliance audits for two projects of three storeys or more, ensuring that audits are scheduled and completed according to the terms of the service level agreement or policy statement
  • review, evaluate and approve staff reports on works to be completed for each project
  • conduct and lead a compliance audit for one complex project and prepare and explain reports on works to be completed to stakeholders.

Knowledge Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • architectural drawing conventions and symbols and notations used in:
  • as-built drawings
  • detailed drawings
  • working drawings
  • Building Code of Australia (BCA) definitions of classes and types of buildings
  • building surveyors duty of care requirements
  • compliance requirements of:
  • building control legislation and regulations
  • National Construction Code (NCC)
  • Australian standards referenced by building control legislation and regulations and the NCC
  • conflict-resolution strategies to manage stakeholder responses to inspection and audit findings
  • construction methods and materials suitable for different classifications of buildings
  • project management strategies for planning and implementing inspections and audits
  • risk management strategies for limiting liability for inspection and auditing reports and certification.

Assessment Conditions

Suitable assessment of performance requires:

  • equipment:
  • computer with internet access and business software currently in use in building surveying practices
  • materials:
  • documentation for three inspection and three compliance auditing projects
  • specifications:
  • access to relevant and current building control legislation, regulations, codes and standards and state, territory or local authority planning policies
  • relationships with team members and supervisor:
  • access to a team of building surveyors with various levels of experience and approval authority.

Assessor requirements 

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

In addition, assessors must also demonstrate current membership of a relevant industry association and have current registration on the National Building Professionals Register in the Building Industry Control category (level 1) or be accredited under the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) National Accreditation Scheme at Building Surveyor level.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=7e15fa6a-68b8-4097-b099-030a5569b1ad

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