Courses & Units

Legislation and Standards in Construction ZAX103

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit will familiarise you with the legislation framework, Australian Standards and codes for construction of buildings and civil structures. Key areas covered will include construction codes, work health and safety, Aboriginal heritage, and environmental legislation. It is important for paraprofessionals within the building and civil construction industries to correctly identify, interpret and apply these regulatory requirements to construction projects. You will have structured opportunities to develop your literacy in construction standards and legislation through industry-specific case studies and real-world research activities. Ethics, integrity and professional accountability will be explored through current examples of construction professionals who failed to comply with legislation and standards, and the outcomes of those decisions will be analysed and discussed.


Unit name Legislation and Standards in Construction
Unit code ZAX103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 2 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify key legislation that applies in the Australian building and civil construction sectors.

2. Interpret and apply required Australian Standards to relevant building and civil construction activities.

3. Identify and discuss certification processes, authenticity and procurement of certified products, and industry documentation and reporting requirements for buildings and civil structures.

4. Reflect on and evaluate relevant behaviours and skills for interpreting and applying standards and legislation

5. Collaborate to develop and communicate ethical solutions to challenges associated with compliance with legislation and standards in construction projects.



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 040305

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1. Review of reporting requirements (30%)
2. Presentation (30%)
3. Case study (legislation) (20%) 
4. Case study (ethics) (20%)

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