Courses & Units

Legislation and Standards in Construction ZAX103

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit will familiarise you with the legislation framework, Australian standards and codes of practice for construction of buildings and civil structures. Key areas covered will include construction codes, work health and safety, Aboriginal and cultural 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.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:

- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

Summary

Unit name Legislation and Standards in Construction
Unit code ZAX103
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Ms Fiona Brodribb
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key legislation that applies in the Australian building and civil construction sectors.
  • Interpret and apply required Australian Standards and Codes of Practice to relevant building and civil construction activities.
  • Identify and discuss certification processes and industry documentation and reporting requirements for buildings and civil structures.
  • Develop and communicate solutions to challenges associated with compliance with legislation and standards in construction projects.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040305 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly or fortnightly tutorials (after hours) and 2 x full day face-to-face workshops per semester.

AssessmentAT2: Oral Presentation: Australian or International Standard or Code of Practice (30%)|AT1: Legislation Case Study (35%)|AT3: Review of Reporting Requirements for a Building or Civil Structure (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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