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Year 11 and 12 Building and Construction Skills

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​​​​​​​​Pre-requisites​​

None

Co-requisites ​

None

Subject Description

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.

Weekly workload in hours ​

3+ hours

Structure



​Core Topics​​
El​​e​​ctive Topics​
​Industry practices
​​​Carpentry plus at least two other electives from the following:
​​​Bricklaying
Concreting
Landscaping
Plastering and painting
Tiling. ​
​Construction processes​

Assessment

For Building and Construction Skills, assessment from Units 3 and 4 is used to determine the student’s exit result, and consists of four instruments, including: 

  • at least two projects 
  • at least one practical demonstration (separate to the assessable component of a project). ​

Summative assessment

​Project
Practical demonstration​​Examination
​​​A response to a single task, situation and/or scenario.​
​​A task that assesses the practical application of a specific set of teacher-identified production skills and procedures.​
​A response that answers a number of provided questions, scenarios and/or problems.

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Last reviewed 27 April 2021
Last updated 27 April 2021