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 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.


Unit name Legislation and Standards in Construction
Unit code ZAX103
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. Identify key legislation that applies in the Australian building and civil construction sectors.
  2. Interpret and apply required Australian Standards and Codes of Practice to relevant building and civil construction activities.
  3. Identify and discuss certification processes and industry documentation and reporting requirements for buildings and civil structures.
  4. 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 $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.


AT1: Legislation case study (35%)
AT2:Oral presentation of an Australian or International Standard, or Code of Practice (30%)
AT3: Review of reporting requirements for a building or civil structure (35%)

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