Introduction
Skills assessment - CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)   
Introduction  
Use this skills assessment form to give you an idea as to whether you would be successful in an RPL application for a unit/s. Scroll down the form, click on the relevant unit code to open the form up for that unit and select from the drop down list the relevant number of times you have performed that task yourself.   
Once you have provided a response for each unit, and/or previous study option, go to the 'summary' section. This will summarise the likelihood of whether you would be successful in an RPL application.   
The units that you can provide a response to are listed below. They are also indicated whether they are a core or elective unit. In order to achieve the full qualification, you need to complete thirteen (13) core units and three (3) elective units. However you can RPL any number of units, you can complete the remainder required by normal enrolment. More information on the qualification can be found at:  https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/CPC08/CPC40110_R2.pdf  
If we can help with anything at all while you are completing this form, or if you have any questions about anything else, please don't hesitate to contact us on 1300 797 123 or email info@pcdtraining.edu.au   
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BSBSMB406A (core)
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified financial information requirements
Obtained specialist services to profitably operate a business 
Produced financial budgets and projections
Produced a cashflow forecast and distributed to relevant stakeholders
Negotiated obtaining business capital
Secured business capital
Managed business capital
Developed and maintained strategies to enable provision for taxation
Developed, monitored and maintained client credit policies
 
Selected key performance indicators to enable ongoing monitoring of financial performance
 
Recorded and communicated financial procedures to relevant people
 
Regularly monitored financial performance targets
 
Regularly reported on financial performance targets
 
Monitored marketing and operational strategies
 
Calculated and evaluated financial ratios
 
Assessed a financial plan to determine whether variations or alternative plans are needed
 
 
   
CPCCBC4001B (core)
CPCCBC4001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects     
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Liased with engineers and certifiers
Used Volume 1 and 2 of the BCA
Obtained Forms 15, 16 and 21 for a project (Certificates)
Applied clauses from the BCA to a project
Determined requirements from the BCA for a project
Determined and used requirements from referenced Australian Standards for a project
Determined the nature of a building according to its use
Determined the Class of a building using the criteria in the BCA
Ensured a project meets BCA's requirements
Researched and used a 'Performance Solution' to meet Performance Requirements in BCA
Researched and used a 'Deemed-to-Satisy' / 'Acceptable Construction Practice' solution
Determined the FRL's for a variety of low rise buildings
Identified and applied passive and active fire protection to low rise buildings
Conducted an audit of an existing building for passive and active fire protection requirements
 
Established and implemented processes to coordinate the work of professional consultants
 
Built or supervised a low rise building or dwelling
 
 
   
CPCCBC4002A (core)
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified and prioritised specific risks for a range of occupations on a construction site
Evaluated construction site safety
Identified construction hazards and potential risks
Identified and prioritised hazards and documented approaches to remediation
Conducted an inspection of a site to identify specific risks for the range of identifed trades
Sought expert advice, including workplace personnel, about safety matters
Completed an inspection report in accordance with statutory obligations
Made recommendations from the inspection report
 
Consulted relevant parties regarding compliance issues relating to safety requirements
 
Implemented agreed control measures in conjunction with workplace personnel
 
Monitored effectiveness of control measures
 
Reviewed effectiveness of control measures
 
Determined effective strategies for communicating OHS policy to personnel
 
Established communication strategies specific to the building and construction industry
 
Established educational programs specific to the building and construction industry
 
Reviewed effectiveness of communication strategies and educational programs
 
 
   
CPCCBC4003A (core)
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified various types of building and construction contracts
Identified and analysed essential terms and elements of a valid contract
Analysed the importance of identifying an intention to create legal relations
Identified and analysed rights and liabilities under a contract
Identified and applied common building contract terms and procedures
Identified and analysed circumstances that bring about a breach of contract
Identified and applied legislative requirements 
Selected and prepared a contract appropriate for the type of construction
Identified and prepared a range of documents that make up a contract
Confirmed the capacity of all parties to form a binding contract
 
Identified and applied factors associated with the parties consent to a contract
 
Defined, analysed and assessed factors leading to the termination of a contract 
 
Accurately calculated contract rise and fall amounts during the preparation of the contract
 
Assessed and included a schedule of progress payments in the preparation of the contract
 
Included processes for applying for extension of time in the preparation of the contract
 
Sought expert advice in the preparation of a contract
 
 
   
CPCCBC4004A (core)
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Correctly identified appropriate plans and drawings
Read and understood project plans and specifications
Interpreted levels, heights, gradients and other measurements
Made measurements and quantities identified from plans and specifications
 
Identified types and numbers of appropriate on-site personnel and time required 
 
Calculated labour hours for non-contact elements of on-site work
 
Calculated costs or rates for required on-site work
 
Identified physical resource requirements
 
Produced lists of materials and calculated quantities
 
Established quantities against project or standard construction contracts
 
Obtained supplier prices for materials and consumables
 
Identified and costed plant or equipment requirements
 
Selected and applied appropriate labour rates and materials costs
 
Determined and applied estimates of unit costs
 
Applied overheads, workcover, EPA requirements, etc to costs
 
Calculated completed estimated project costs for inclusion in a tender or bill
 
 
   
CPCCBC4005A (core)
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Included all contractual requirements in schedules
Included local government conditions of approval in schedules
Included regulatory bodies conditions of approval in schedules
Included colour selections in schedules
Included variations to contracts in schedules
Detailed nominated suppliers and contractors in work schedules
Produced relevant overlay drawings
Included contract details and instructions in orders
 
Applied contract rates to material and labour schedules
 
Included all necessary site documents in a site file
 
Prepared call forward sheets detailing all orders
 
Analysed project costs against estimates during construction
 
Analaysed approved variation costs
 
Provided final project cost analysis
 
Incorporated approved variation cost increases into site files
 
Included in site files changes to standard plans, specifications and cost files
 
 
   
CPCCBC4006B (core)
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified the suitability of materials commonly used for low rise buildings for a building system
Identified properties of materials, their quality and compatability with different materials
Identified environmental impacts of different materials
Identified impact of allowable tolerances on naturally occuring materials
Checked tolerances when installing and assembling materials against standards
Selected materials that are structurally adequate and appropriate for a building system
Selected materials for their safety, required FRL, durability, serviceability and cost effectiveness
Considered short and long term degradation of materials 
Evaluated and selected alternative materials
Finalised the selection of materials in consultation with professionals and the client
Determined the limitations and effects of transportation on materials and components
Handled materials correctly and safely on site
Stored materials in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations
Inspected materials delivered on site for defects before being used
Made personnel aware of action to be taken in case of defects caused by incorrect installation
 
Preserved timber and protected metals used 
 
 
   
CPCCBC4007A (core)
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Reviewed contract documentation to identify and unusual aspects of construction, penalties, etc
Determined availability of subcontractors and materials to suit the project
Identified site access requirements and limitations and action taken to facilitate entry to site
Prepared documentation for authorities 
Implemented procedures for controlling and recording site deliveries
Identified organisational strategies for implementing construction operations
 
Implemented procedures for recording the hire of plant and equipment
 
Implemented OHS policy and procedures
 
Implemented procedures for removal of existing services and hazardous materials
 
Followed procedures for controlling multiple sites and sequenced construction operations
 
Prepared a project schedule including a critical path
 
Determined and documented temporary services requirements
 
Determined plant requirements and availability dates
 
Determined and documented on-site labour requirements 
 
Completed reports on the condition of existing buildings on adjacent sites
 
Forwarded copies of condition reports to owners of adjacent buildings prior to starting project
 
 
   
CPCCBC4008B (core)
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Claimed progress payments and provisional sum and prime cost item amounts
Authorised variations to contracts and payment of invoices for materials
Completed an insurance claim for site loss or damage
Maintained a site diary for on-site communication
Prepared site reports
Prepared an extension of time request 
Communicated a notice of unsatisfactory work to appropriate person
Identified relevant quality control procedures
Used site checklists
Used industry or organisational quality manuals or tolerances guides
 
Arranged local authority / certifier inspections
 
Communicated quality requirements to on-site personnel
 
Supervised on-site work 
 
Arranged and completed a practical completion including arranging handover
 
Handed relevant certificates over to the owner at handover
 
Identified and rectified agreed defects with owner
 
 
   
CPCCBC4009B (core)
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified and met legislative requirements for WHS, building work, environmental and insurance
Identied and provided site safety signage 
Obtained appropriate insurance cover
Selected and entered into contracts, including head and subcontracts
Administered a payroll system
Administered a provision for remitting GST to the ATO
Researched and applied relevant industrial relations obligations
Applied relevant awards to personnel employed
Used workplace agreements
Taken measures to ensure discrimination and harassment are not practiced in the workplace
Identified and applied provisions of training agreements
 
Made available to employees reference material on industrial relations or legal information
 
Applied organisational dispute resolution processes
 
Dealt with customer complaints
 
Documented, recorded and maintained disputes
 
Do you currently hold a building licence, or have you held one in the past?
 
 
   
CPCCBC4010B (core)
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Applied structural principles when planning the erection of a structure
Applied structural principles when planning the demolition of a structure
Analysed and planned for the structural integrity of a low rise building
Analysed and planned for the structural integrity of a low rise building
Planned and coordinated  the laying of footings to a low rise building
Managed the laying of footings to a low rise building
Planned and coordinated the laying of a floor system to a low rise building
Managed the laying of a floor system to a low rise building
Planned and coordinated the building of the wall system to a low rise building
Managed the building of the wall system to a low rise building
Planned and coordinated the building of the roof system to a low rise building
 
Managed the building of the roof system to a low rise building
 
Planned and coordinated the fixing of the wall cladding system to a low rise building
 
Managed the fixing of the wall cladding system to a low rise building
 
Supervised the installation of windows and external doors
 
Have you built or supervised the construction of a residential low rise building?
 
 
   
CPCCBC4011B (core)
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Applied structural principles when planning the erection of a structure
Applied structural principles when planning the demolition of a structure
Analysed and planned for the structural integrity of a Class 2 to 9 building
Analysed and planned for the structural integrity of a Class 2 to 9 building
Planned and coordinated  the laying of footings to a Class 2 to 9 building
Managed the laying of footings to a Class 2 to 9 building
Planned and coordinated the laying of a floor system to a Class 2 to 9 building
Managed the laying of a floor system to a Class 2 to 9 building
Planned and coordinated the building of the wall system to a Class 2 to 9 building
Managed the building of the wall system to a Class 2 to 9 building
Planned and coordinated the building of the roof system to a Class 2 to 9 building
 
Managed the building of the roof system to a Class 2 to 9 building
 
Planned and coordinated the fixing of the wall cladding system to a Class 2 to 9 building
 
Managed the fixing of the wall cladding system to a Class 2 to 9 building
 
Supervised the installation of windows and external doors to a Class 2 to 9 building
 
Have you built or supervised the construction of a commercial low rise building?
 
 
   
CPCCBC4012B (core)
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified the purpose and advantages of different types of drawings
Identified different aspects of drawings
Identified, understood and applied commonly used symbols on drawings
Identified, understood and applied commonly used abbreviations on drawings
Identified, understood and applied common building terms used on drawings
 
Identified building site from drawings
 
Identified true north and building orientation from details provided on site plan
 
Identified key features of a site plan
 
Identified key features of plans and sections
 
Identified key features of sections
 
Identified client requested variations on drawings
 
Identified and correctly applied Provisional Sum and Prime Cost Item values
 
Identified customer variations to standard specifications
 
Correctly interpreted essential elements to estimation, planning and supervisory tasks
 
Identified building codes or standards affecting the work to be undertaken
 
Identified key features of products included in the specification including design, purpose, etc
 
 
   
BSBSMB401 (elective)
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified and researched options for business structures
Determined legislation and regulatory requirements affecting the business
Developed and implemented procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
Established systems to ensure WHS, registration and environmental requirements are met
Identified taxation principles are requirements relevant to the business
Identified and carefully maintained legal documents
Monitored provision of products and services of the business to protect legal rights
Conducted investigations to identify areas of non-compliance
Sought legal advice on contractual rights and obligations
 
Investigated and assessed potential products and services to determine procurement rights
 
Identified options for leasing or ownership of business premises
 
Identified potential internal risks to the business
 
Identified potential external risks to the business
 
Assessed the probability and impact of identified risks
 
Prioritised risks for treatment
 
Developed actions to mitigate risks including identifying insurance requirements
 
 
   
CPCCBC4013A (elective)
CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Selected contracts according to company policy
Evaluated tender documents for the selected contract
Considered risks when preparing the tender
Identified and obtained all information necessary for preparing the tender
 
Followed company procedures and instructions in preparing the tender
 
Identified and selected information and documentation required to support the tender
 
Attached vital information to the tender documentation as required
 
Attached drawings to the tender documentation as required
 
Attached specifications to the tender documentation as required
 
Attached other supporting documents to the tender documentation as required
 
Conducted preliminary evaluation of completed tender documentation
 
Checked tender documents to ensure conformity with company guidelines
 
Checked calculations to ensure conformity with company guidelines
 
Provided tender documentation to appropriate staff member for approval
 
Prepared final documents for submission to the client
 
Prepared final amendments for submission to the client
 
 
   
CPCCBC4014A (elective)
CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches drawings    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified types of drawings and key features to be recorded with type of job undertaken
Identified and followed OHS requirements on site
Used tools and equipment required for inspection and measurement and producing drawings
Carried out inspection of relevant area and taken measurements accordingly
 
Created simple 2D and 3D sketches and drawings
 
Created sectional drawings using conventional drawing techniques
 
Recorded essential information through sysmbols and abbreviations on drawings
 
Labelled, dated and processed drawings 
 
 
   
CPCCBC4016A (elective)
CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Identified various types of building and construction contracts
Identified and analysed essential terms and elements of a valid contract
Analysed the importance of identifying an intention to create legal relations
Identified and analysed rights and liabilities under a contract
Identified and applied common building contract terms and procedures
Identified and analysed circumstances that bring about a breach of contract
Identified and applied legislative requirements 
Selected and prepared a contract and documents appropriate for the type of construction
Identified and applied the factors involved in the termination of a contract
Confirmed the capacity of all parties to form a binding contract
Identified and applied factors associated with the parties consent to a contract
 
Calculated rise and fall, progress claims and liquidted damages
 
Processed extension of time and variations
 
Applied definition of practical completion to a contract and issued practical completion certificate
 
Identified and applied definition of defects liability upon completion of work
 
Completed and stored project finalisation documentation
 
 
   
CPCCBC4018A (elective)
CPCCBC4018 A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Calculated trigonometric calculations commonly used with grid lines, off sets and right angles
Calculated geometric calculations commonly used with grid lines, off sets and right angles
Carried out site set-out procedures for a building
Identified errors in measured distances due to site characteristics
Conducted cut and fill calculations without error
Used a levelling device
Demonstrated error present in a level by conducting a 'two peg test'
Peformed a closed level run (closed traverse) by the rise and fall and HPC of collimation method
 
Calculated staff readings to enable a specific reduced level (RL)
 
Determined set out grid and levels
 
Prepared contour plans to specific tolerances and stated contour intervals
 
Determined volume of solids and the surface being levelled and contoured
 
Drawn longitudinal sections from reduced levels and running chainages
 
Determined levels and clearances from given grades and distances to specific tolerances
 
Determined calculations and expressions of grades in three forms to specific tolerances
 
Determined calculations for batter levels from grades and distances without error
 
 
   
CPCCBC4024A (elective)
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes    
Have you performed the following:  
Task Response  
Reviewed and implemented established business dispute resolution procedures
Developed business dispute resolution procedures where required
Secured agreement to dispute resolution procedures from all parties
Established recording procedures 
Made provision for record keeping
 
Identified external arbitrators to use for when disputes can't be resolved
 
Identified external conciliators to use for when disputes can't be resolved
 
Identifed and documented nature of business disputes
 
Identifed and documented cause of business disputes
 
Identified and approached parties to a dispute to clarify issues
 
Suggested solutions based on an examination of information collected 
 
Made efforts to bring disputing parties together
 
Consulted external arbiters where necessary
 
Consulted external conciliators where necessary
 
Identified, applied and followed relevant statutory laws
 
Resolved disputes in accordance with common law
 
 
   
Previous study
Previous study and completed courses  
Have you completed any of the following courses:  
Course Response  
CNJ45 Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Building)
CNBUI012 Certificate IV in Building
BCG40206 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
CPC40208 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
 
Summary
Summary  
Here is a summary of the possibility of RPL based on your responses:  
Unit Likelihood  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No = You will not be able to gain an RPL, you will need to enrol in the unit and complete it normally.  
Unlikely = it is extremely unlikely you would be successful in an RPL application based on your responses. We highly recommend to complete under normal enrolment, however the choice is yours.  
Likely = it is quite possible that you could apply for, and be granted, RPL for the unit. However this is based on you providing suitable and satisfactory evidence in addition to completing a quizz, experience video, work history, etc.  
Possibly = depends on what units you completed for the relevant course/s. We will need to check your academic transcript to confirm you have completed the required unit/s.  
Please complete the details below and click the 'submit' button. If it looks like you can apply for RPL for a unit/s, we will be in touch soon to advise on the next step. If it is unlikely that you would be successful in an RPL, we will contact you to advise how normal enrolment works and if you would like more information, etc.   
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