Courses & Units

Cost Planning ZAX102

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit will provide you with experience in applying techniques to prepare quotations and tenders, and cost planning as a means to control costs during a construction project. You will develop your financial literacy through applied activities; you will learn about time-related, quantity-related and fixed costs, and how these relate to calculating margins for profits and overheads. You will apply and analyse common methods for presenting quantity and cost information, and become familiar with methods commonly used to report on costs over the life of a construction project.


Unit name Cost Planning
Unit code ZAX102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies

Fiona Brodribb

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

1. Investigate and apply techniques to determine costs for labour, materials, plant and equipment in construction projects

2. Apply and evaluate methods for presenting cost information for quotation and tender documentation

3. Analyse and apply techniques used to manage and report on costs during construction projects


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040307 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching Pattern
  • Weekly or fortnighly after-hours tutorials
  • Two full-day face-to-face workshops during business hours

You will be required to access online content weekly through MyLO during semester.


1. Cost Planning and Estimating Workbook (20%)

2. Case Study: Tender Document (40%)

3. Case Study: Cost Plan Analysis (40%)

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