|Student Assessment TASK 3: Project Work|
Quality is one of three most important elements in the conduct of a project. Using the trade-off triangle approach, we can see that it ties in with Time and Cost. This unit will allow the student to investigate those attributes of establishing a Quality Control Plan and the management techniques for applying this to the construction environment
The student will understand that in project management, quality control requires the project manager and the project team to inspect the accomplished work to ensure its alignment with the project scope.
When applying these principles in general practice, the student will identify that projects typically have a dedicated quality control team which focuses on this and how to select and manage such QC/ QA teams.
Topics and Outcomes
- Relating to and identifying customer perception of quality
- Understand the main principles of ISO9000 series in QC Management
- Applying management skills to QA/ QC / Planning
Students will be issued with their workbook prior to the scheduled Classroom session through the Student Suite portal. They must come to the session having already read the workbook and completed some relevant subject activities.
All learning activities in part 1 of this booklet must be completed and submitted to your trainer/assessor to demonstrate that you have completed the learning section of the material and understand the subject matter.
If you require further assistance with your learning tasks, please make a time with your trainer/assessor to discuss the topic in further detail.
To complete these assessments, you will require access to:
Once you have demonstrated to your trainer/assessor that you have the required skills and knowledge for the unit they will inform you that you are ready to be assessed.
To gain competency in this unit you must accurately complete the following assessment tasks.
|Assessment Task 1 Knowledge Check||You are required to complete all questions to a satisfactorily level.||As per Training plan|
|Assessment Task 2 Skills test||You are required to complete the listed Variance report, calculate variance and apply appropriate actions.|
You are required to play out a role on an onsite building workplace scenario. This will require producing answers to real building questions requested during daily operations.
|As per Training Plan|
|Assessment Task 3 Project Work||You are required to develop an estimate cost for trades, the material types and labour requirements and contract conditions for a set of project plans, specifications and estimation sheets.||As per Training plan|
If you are unable to submit an assessment on or before the due date you must decide with your trainer/assessor for an extension and a new submission date.
At the completion of each assessment task your trainer/assessor will deem your work to be:
- S – Satisfactory. You have completed your assessment task adequately meeting all of requirements.
- NS – Not Satisfactory. You have not provided enough evidence to meet all aspects of the assessment task.
Once all assessment tasks have been submitted you will receive an overall result for this unit being:
- C – Competent. All the required assessments have received a result of ‘S’ meaning you have demonstrated that you can successfully meet all of the unit outcomes.
- NYC – Not Yet Competent. One or more of your assessment tasks have received a result of NS meaning that you have not met the necessary requirements for that assessment. Please refer to the student handbook for further information on re-assessment.
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The assessments for this unit must be conducted in a quiet classroom or home study environment and/or simulated environment.
The assessments for this unit must be conducted in a safe environment for the safety of all students and trainers/assessors. Your trainer/assessor will cease the assessment at any time that they believe it has become unsafe for yourself and/or others around you.
If the assessment is ceased due to safety reasons your trainer/assessor may require you to undergo further training or make further adjustments to the task and/or environment prior to providing you with the opportunity to be re-assessed.
If you are unable to show competency in all the required assessment tasks you trainer/assessor will inform you that you will need to undertake the assessment task again.
Prior to undertaking the re-assessment process, you may be required to complete further learning activities to consolidate your skills and knowledge. Once you can demonstrate to your trainer/assessor that you possess the required skills and knowledge they will inform you that you are ready to be assessed again.
Please refer to your student handbook for further information on re-assessment.
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All work submitted must be your own work and not taken from any other source. Any information utilized to assist you with your learning activities or assessments must be correctly referenced and a bibliography attached.
If the work submitted is found to have been plagiarized it will be unable to be accepted as a form of evidence towards this unit of competency.
- You must complete this assessment task on your own and are not to work in groups. It must be your own work.
- You are required to sign and date before starting Assessment tasks on the document provided at the start of each task.
- You are required to provide detailed answers, to the questions in the space provided. One-word responses will not be accepted as a suffice answer.
- Any templates needed to complete these Assessment tasks, are attached to the Assessment Workbook and must be completed in conjunction with the Assessment task.
- You may prepare your Assessment Task using your own stationery or preferably MS Excel or MS Word format and presentation strategies.
- You must submit the assignment by due date given by trainer.
Student Assessment Task 3- Project Work – Written Assignment
Students must complete this assessment task on their own and not work in groups.
The intent of this assessment task is to demonstrate students’ ability to apply the aspects of good Quality assurance and control practices, techniques and methods discussed in the Student Workbook and document into a Quality Management Plan that could be used for future operations in a building and construction business.
1. The Trainer must guide students through the PRELIMINARY STAGE of this assignment which is a class discussion on the aspects of instigation of a Quality Management plan. The class should form into groups which discuss the roles and input of the major stakeholder groups and the relevance of ISO9000 principles:
- Directors/ Investor Groups
- Administration – Project Quality Team
- Project Management – Construction
2. The Project to be discussed can be either a residential or commercial project.
ASSESSMENT DIRECTIONS – PART ONE
Under the following Section titles prepare a Quality Management Plan that would be instrumental in presenting an overall Quality Control and Assurance Plan for a building and construction company.
The Plan can be based on low rise residential building or medium rise building construction, dependent on the students experience or future building license intentions.
The QM Plan should be comprehensive and current to the NCC2019 and ISO9000 principles in its content. The student should refer and use the student workbook notes and refer to the Project Management Book of Knowledge attached in Document Addendum as a support document
Plan Format and Section Headings:
- Quality – Definition to the industry
- Quality – Company Statement and Commitment
- Specification- Stakeholder Input
- Standards – Australian and International
- Stakeholders – Human Resource
- Management Structure – chart
- Inspection Points
- Inspection Techniques
- Reviews- Continuous Improvement
The QM Plan should be formatted and presented in a professional manner suitable for presentation to a board of directors of a building company for incorporation into their overall Business Plan and strategy.
Competency will be based on:
- Presentation – professional to industry standard
- Content – 1. Comprehensive 2. Current and relevant to the section headings
- Participation – Credit should be applicable for participation in class group activity.