Questions 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, and 20 of this Knowledge Assessment require you to refer to various legal requirements, government bodies, and references applicable in your state/territory.
For your assessor’s reference, indicate below which state/territory you are currently based or located in by ticking the box that corresponds to your answer.
When answering Questions 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, and 20, you must refer to the various legal requirements, government bodies, and references applicable in the state/territory you ticked below.
|1. Answer the following questions about work health and safety (WHS) laws.
|ALL WHS questions will be federal legislation
|i. What is the exact title of the WHS act applicable under federal legislation
|ii. According to the WHS act applicable under federal legislation, what is the duty of care of a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)?Not all WHS acts use the same terminology. If your state/territory’s WHS act uses different terms (not “duty of care” or “PCBU”), base your answer on similar provisions in the act.
|iii. How does the model WHS Act secure the health and safety of workers?
|iv. Provide one example of how WHS legislation affects building and construction projects in general.
|v. What is the exact title of the WHS regulations applicable in WHS federal legislation?
|vi. Outline the hierarchy of control, according to the WHS regulations applicable in. Federal legislation
|2. Listed below are different concepts relevant to ensuring on-site safety. Complete the table by providing real-world examples of how each concept is applied on a building and construction project site.
|Real-world example of application
|i. Hierarchy of controlFor Hazardous Materials
|ii. Duty of care
|iii. Risk assessmentFor a fork lift
|3. Answer the following questions about hazardous manual handling.
|i. What is hazardous manual handling?
|ii. How can you identify hazardous manual handling tasks present in the project site?
|iii. List three examples of hazardous manual handling common on a building and construction site?
|4. Answer the following questions about returning to work after an injury.
|i. What are the steps of the return to work process for employers?
|ii. What are three requirements that rehabilitation authorities must comply with when managing the return to work of injured or ill workers?
|iii. What are the four factors that you must consider when providing suitable duties for injured employees returning to work?
|5. Answer the following questions about environmental management.
|i. Who is the authority or regulatory body overseeing environmental management in Victoria?
|ii. List all of Victoria’s environmental acts relevant to construction administered by the authority or regulatory body you identified in the previous item.
|iii. Provide two examples of how environmental legislation affects building and construction projects in general.
|iv. What is an environmental management plan (EMP) in the context of building and construction?
|v. What are the types of EMP?Include in your response when each EMP type is used.
|6. Briefly explain in your own words the given principles of sustainability as presented by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
|i. Balancing local and global efforts to meet basic human needs with the need to preserve the natural environment from degradation and destruction.
|ii. Meeting our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
|7. Answer the following questions about government codes applicable to building and construction projects.
|i. How does the National Construction Code (NCC) apply to managing building and construction work?
|ii. What is the name of the government body that oversees developing the NCC?
|iii. Differentiate NCC Volume 1, NCC Volume 2, and NCC Volume 3 from each other by identifying the application of each volume.NCC Volume 1 covers:
|NCC Volume 2 covers:
|NCC Volume 3 covers:
|iv. What is the exact title of your Victoria’s construction code of practice?
|8. Answer the following questions about standards applicable to building and construction projects.
|i. What is a building and construction industry standard?
|ii. What are the three categories of standards?
|iii. Why is it important to comply with standards during a building and construction project?
|iv. What are the four organisations that make up the standards infrastructure in the country?
|v. List two current standards relevant to a building’s sound insulation.
|9. List five general WHS codes of practice that apply to building and construction.
|10. Answer the following questions about the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).
|i. What kind of information can you find on ABLIS?
|ii. How is ABLIS relevant to managing building and construction work?
|iii. Identify the government body in Victoria that helped with the delivery of ABLIS.
|11. Briefly explain how employees and contractors differ from one another in each area listed below
|Areas of difference
|How employees and contractors differ
|i. Work hours
|ii. Tools and equipment
|iii. Payment method
|iv. Paid leaves
|12. Listed below are the different processes involved in human resource management. Briefly explain what happens in each process in the context of a building and construction project.
|i. Plan human resource management
|ii. Acquire project team
|iii. Develop project team
|iv. Manage project team
|13. Answer the following questions about the allocation of human resources.
|i. Identify four factors that have an impact on the allocation of human resources.
|ii. In terms of resource allocation, why is it important to have updated records of your employees’ skills, training, or licences?
|14. Answer the following questions about dispute resolution.
|i. When is the only time the Fair Work Commission (FWC) can deal with a dispute between the employer and the contractor?
|ii. What are the three dispute resolution methods used by the FWC? Briefly explain each.
|iii. All modern awards contain a dispute resolution clause. Outline the general process included in this clause.
|15. Answer the following questions about license requirements for building and construction contractors.
|i. List five licences employees/ workers need to obtain before undertaking certain building and construction Work.
|ii. Who is the authority or regulatory body overseeing builder registration and licensing in Victoria
|iii. What are the types of builder licenses available Victoria? Identify all the main types of licenses
|16. Answer the following questions about lifting equipment used in building and construction.
|i. What licence is required for operating a slewing telescopic handler?
|ii. When is someone training to be a forklift operator allowed to operate a forklift before they earn their licence?
|iii. What criteria must you consider when selecting lifting equipment for use on a project?
|iv. Identify all the common types of forklift truck which require a high-risk work licence for their operation.
|17. Listed below are different communication methods. Identify one advantage and one disadvantage of each when you are communicating on a project site.
|ii. Face-to-face verbal communication
|iii. Mobile telephone contact
|iv. Fixed telephone contact
|v. Site diaries
|vi. Written reports
| 18. Listed below are different materials used in building and construction. Provide one characteristic, one property, and one limitation for each.Characteristics refer to a material’s external appearance.
Properties refer to the features of a material that makes it suitable for construction.
Limitations refer to the downsides in using the material in construction.
|i. Concrete and pre-formed concrete
|viii. Materials used in air conditioning ducting
|19. Briefly explain why it is important for you to know each factor listed below before placing orders for materials.
|Why it is important for you to know this before placing orders
|i. How many pieces of material make up a batch
|ii. The dimensions of the material needed (length, width, etc.)
|iii. If the material still needs to be assembled after delivery
|iv. If the material will only be produced after an order has been placed