BLAR11052 - Construction Fundamentals 1 (Carpentry)
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Construction Fundamentals 1 (Carpentry) will introduce you to professional and statutory responsibilities in the building and construction sector. You will gain an understanding of occupational health and safety, financial and risk management, construction business planning, trust and general accounts, office management and licencing obligations. You will learn to develop strategies to implement risk management processes. You will examine relevant taxation, licence and insurance requirements and develop effective strategies to manage these requirements.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply occupational health and safety in the construction industry
  2. Administer financial and office management processes to start, grow and maintain a practice
  3. Develop effective strategies to manage relevant taxation, licencing and insurance requirements
  4. Implement risk management processes.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication        
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy      
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Written Assessment        

Prescribed Textbooks

Basic Building and Construction Skills
Author/s: Hawkins, Edward Year: 2016
Edition: 5th Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
City: Melbourne State: Victoria
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Basic Building and Construction Skills (5th edition) is part of a three volume series that also includes Advanced Building and Joinery Skills (2nd edition) and Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing (3rd edition) that will be prescribed text books in other units of study. Although Advanced Building and Joinery Skills (2nd edition) and Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing (3rd edition) are not prescribed text books for this unit, students are advised to contact the CQUniversity bookshop (07) 4930 9421 as a discount may be available for buying these text books as a pack, rather than individually.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDarryl O'Brien (d.obrien@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) - law, policy and procedure

Please refer to topic 1 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Introduction to WPH - implementation and monitoring.

Please refer to topic 2 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Introduction to WHS - training strategies.

Please refer to topic 3 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Introduction to WHS - hazard and risk.

Please refer to topic 4 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Introduction to WHS - record keeping.

Please refer to topic 5 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Written Assessment Due Thursday (06 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Vacation week.

Welcome to the university vacation week commencing 10 April. Please note that whilst this is a break from your higher education studies, you still may have some VET carpentry training to attend.

Week 6 17-04-2017

Introduction to finance - the financial plan.

Please refer to topic 6 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Introduction to finance - financial performance.

Please refer to topic 7 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Financial Management: Investments.

Please refer to topic 8 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Financial Management: Capital.

Please refer to topic 9 of the Moodle site for required textbook readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Professionalism: Professional Conscience - Ethics.

Please refer to topic 10 of the Moodle site for required readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Professionalism: Profession and Industry Associations.

Please refer to topic 11 of the Moodle site for required readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Week 12 29-05-2017

How building codes manage risk.

Please refer to topic 12 of the Moodle site for required readings and other relevant resources for this topic.

Written Assessment Due Thursday (01 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Written assessment

This assessment task will assess your knowledge of unit learning outcomes 1 and 4. Authoring a written assignment of 2000 words, you will be required to do research and interpret current developments in the construction industry as related to Occupational health and Safety (OH&S) and risk management.

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

All submissions must be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

Details in relation to the length of this assignment will be found on the Moodle home site following the commencement of the term. Submissions exceeding the word limit by greater than 10% will not be assessed beyond the prescribed word limit.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this course.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Thursday (06-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
This assessment piece is required to be uploaded through the unit Moodle site.
Return Date to Students Week 7 Thursday (27-Apr-2017)
Individual grades and feedback will be provided through the unit Moodle site.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:

  • Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
  • Use of quality supporting documentation
  • Use of original thought and content
  • Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication
  • Appropriate use of referencing
  • Demonstration of core knowledge and appropriate application of knowledge
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply occupational health and safety in the construction industry

4. Implement risk management processes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Written assessment

This assessment task will assess your knowledge of unit learning outcomes 2 and 3. Authoring a written assignment of 2000 words, you will be required to do research and interpret current developments in the construction industry as related to financial management, taxation and licencing.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Details in relation to the length of this assignment will be found on the Moodle home site following the commencement of the term. Submissions exceeding the word limit by greater than 10% will not be assessed beyond the prescribed word limit.

Your assignment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions must be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assignment on the Moodle site for this course.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Thursday (01-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
This assessment piece is required to be uploaded through the unit Moodle site.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Thursday (15-Jun-2017)
Individual grades and feedback will be provided through the unit Moodle site.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be assessed on the following basis:

  • Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
  • Use of quality supporting documentation
  • Use of original thought and content
  • Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication
  • Appropriate use of referencing
  • Demonstration of core knowledge and appropriate application of knowledge
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Administer financial and office management processes to start, grow and maintain a practice

3. Develop effective strategies to manage relevant taxation, licencing and insurance requirements

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence




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