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Building and Construction Skills

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No (Applied Subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4


What is  Building and Construction Skills? 

Building and Construction Skills focuses on the underpinning industry practices and construction processes required to create, maintain and repair the built environment. 

Students learn to meet customer expectations of quality at a specific price and time. In addition, they understand industry practices; interpret specifications, including information and drawings; safely demonstrate fundamental construction skills and apply skills and procedures with hand/power tools and equipment; communicate using oral, written and graphical modes; organise, calculate and plan construction processes; and evaluate the structures they create using predefined specifications.

Students develop transferable skills by engaging in construction tasks that relate to business and industry, and that promote adaptable, competent, self-motivated and safe individuals who can work with colleagues to solve problems and complete practical work.

What makes a student suited to Building and Construction Skills?

Students who achieve success in Building and Construction Skills are those who:
  • are hardworking and have an ability to work individually and in teams
  • want to develop understanding of building and construction and its application to industry 
  • are preparing for vocational employment 
  • are supportive of the development of a safe working culture 
  • understand that the basis of practical skills is in theoretical understanding 

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

  • Year 9 - Nil 
  • Year 10 - Successful completion of year 10 Building and Construction
 

What is the cost of this subject?

  • Year 10 - $70
  • Year 11 - $60
  • Year 12 - $100

  • What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?
  • Correct school shoes (leather or vinyl)
  • Wear appropriate safety equipment when required (supplied)

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

 

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Introduction to Building and construction materials
Application of Building and Construction hand and power tools
Summative internal assessment 1:
PRACTICAL DEMO -  Step Stool
Summative internal assessment 2:
PROJECT- TABLE
  Semester 2Introduction to building structures.
Application of building structures in bridge design challenge.
Summative internal assessment 3:
PRACTICAL DEMO - Short Step ladder
Summative internal assessment 4:
PROJECT - Bridge design
Year 11Unit 1The Building and Construction Industry. Introduction and Safety. Communication and teamwork on residential building and construction sites.Formative internal assessment 1:
PRACTICAL DEMO -  Model House Frame
Formative internal assessment 2:
PROJECT - Model House Trusses, Cladding
Unit 2Building and Construction industry production processes and structure qualityFormative internal assessment 3:
PRACTICAL DEMO -  Concreting
Formative internal assessment 4:
PROJECT - Plywood Tool Carry all
Year 12Unit 3Building and Construction industry production processes and structure quality Project builders - residential homesSummative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
PRACTICAL DEMO -  Four course, five brick long wall
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
PROJECT - Second saw horse
Unit 4Simulated residential Building and Construction site experience Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
PRACTICAL DEMO -  Framing
Summative external assessment (IA4):
PROJECT - Plastering, Finishing

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Last reviewed 03 September 2019
Last updated 03 September 2019