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CONS5001 – Introduction to Construction

Module code
Module title
Introduction to Construction
The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and skills related to construction roles, responsibilities, documentation and communication.
  • NZ2416
  • NZ2420
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
- Technical literature: including working drawings, manufacturers’ specifications, instruction drawings and specifications.
- Roles, responsibilities and documentation: Overview of functions and responsibilities. Professional responsibilities. Overview of critical path programming and monitoring, purpose and content of drawings, specifications including consent requirements, schedules of quantities.
- Communication, accuracy and appropriateness of information, meetings, conflict resolution, written and face-to-face interaction, current and emerging communication technologies, delegation, reporting lines, formal/informal meeting protocols, cultural protocols, Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Learning Outcomes
1. Read and interpret technical literature used in the construction industry.
2. Define roles, responsibilities and documentation requirements in the construction industry.
3. Communicate effectively with parties in a construction contract.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course employs an achievement-based grading scheme. Aakonga will be advised of all matters relating to summative assessment prior to the start of the course.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.

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