Construction Procurement (10141.1)
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|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Distinguish and employ the principles and practices of construction procurement and procurement management;
2. Differentiate between the relevant regulations and standards in construction procurement; and
3. Prepare and apply construction procurement strategies, and procurement management processes to achieve successful outcomes.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING (AIB) AND AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYRORS (AIQS) REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES
Both the AIB and AIQS have requirements and expectations for graduates from an accredited course. These have been shown below to assist the student as to the importance placed on generic skills by the accrediting bodies. These can also be found on their respective websites www.aib.org.au and www.aiqs.com.au. Further information regarding the building and quantity surveying professions is also available on these sites and represent a valuable source of information.
AIB BENCHMARK STANDARDS FOR GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES.
The AIB encourages course and curriculum design to develop graduate attributes in contexts including as referred to in the AIB Standards of Accreditation, Academic Standards Booklet.
- Creative, Reflective and Critical Thinking
- Lifelong Learning
- Knowledge Skills
- Use of Technology
- Social Responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility
- Professional Responsibility
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYRORS (AIQS) REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES
The academic content for this unit forms part of the attainment of the AIQS skills and attributes for a Quantity Surveyor graduate as referred to in the AIQS Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Engineers.
- Communication Skills
- Personal and Interpersonal Skills
- Business and Management Skills
- Professional practice
- Computer and Information Technology
- Construction Technology
- Construction Law and Regulation.
Prerequisites8518 Building and Construction Studies 1 AND 4977 Introduction to Business Law OR 11220 Business Law.
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APCC and Austroads (2014) Building and Construction Procurement Guide Principles and Options. Available Online at: http://www.apcc.gov.au/ALLAPCC/Building%20and%20Construction%20Procurement%20Guide.pdf
Government of Western Australia, Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Infrastructure Delivery (2010) Infrastructure Procurement Options Guide, November 2010. Available Online at:
Morledge R, Smith, A and Kashiwagi D T (2013) Building Procurement, Blackwell Science.
This is a textbook produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Research, which you may wish to purchase for your own professional library.
Mosey D (2009) Early Contractor Involvement in Building Procurement, Oxford: WileyBlackwell.
Uher T E and Davenport, P (2009) Fundamentals of Building Contract Management, University of New South Wales Press.
Monczka R M, Handfield R B, Giunipero L C and Patterson J L (2011) 5th ed Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, South Western Cengage Learning, Mason, USA.
Students are expected to utilise the academic literature, library books, government and industry reports, and government legislation, policies and standards related to construction
A list of readings, including library books, papers from academic journals and business media, will be posted on Moodle each week. These readings are a guide to wider research into topics of interest.
www.procurement.act.gov.au for ACT Government procurement policies, tenders and contracts
www.finance.gov.au/procurement for Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines
www.anao.gov.au Australian Government Audit Office
www.audit.act.gov.au ACT Government Audit Office
Please note that this unit is designed for face-to-face delivery. This means that students who do not attend classes regularly will be at a disadvantage in terms of information, learning and feedback.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spread sheet programs, Internet browsers and search engines. You are also assumed to be familiar with Moodle. If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convenor.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Construction Procurement