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Management Systems for Construction (CONS90001)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCONS90001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces three key management systems used in the construction industry, namely Work Health and Safety Management Systems (WHSMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS). It aims to provide relevant practical knowledge and skills to help manage projects to comply with specific safety, environmental and quality standards, codes and regulations. This subject endeavours to develop your knowledge and understanding of the processes and activities involved in preparing a Work Health and Safety (WHS) Plan and Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) in accordance with the relevant Work Health and Safety legislation; a project-specific Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to manage environmental performance and conformity with environmental management policies, practices, and project specific environmental conditions; and a Quality Management Plan (QMP) in accordance with Australian and international standards. Major topics covered include management principles, models, and tools related to these three management systems.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Identify the main legislation, standards, and elements associated with WHSMS, EMS and QMS;
  • Understand the key processes for implementing WHSMS, EMS and QMS in the construction industry;
  • Develop an effective WHS Plan in accordance with the relevant WHS legislation;
  • Conduct hazard identification, risk assessment and formulate control measures to prevent ill health and injury;
  • Develop a project-specific EMP to manage environmental performance and conformity with environmental management policies, practices, and project specific environmental conditions;
  • Understand best practice QMS implementation at project and corporate level.

Generic skills

  • At the completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities: Problem solving skills Analytical skills Communication skills Team work skills

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Both of the following subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90313 Management of Construction
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL90293 Commercial Construction
Semester 2
12.5

OR

Admission into the (MCCM-200EP) Master of Construction Management (200 points)

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Assignment 1 - Part 1 (as a group of 3): Development of a WHS Plan; demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the processes and activities involved in preparing a WHS Plan in accordance with the relevant WHS legislation; 1500 words per person, due Week 4 (30%);
  • Assignment 1 - Part 2 (individual): Development of a detailed risk assessment and SWMS for a given project scenario; demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the processes and activities involved in preparing a SWMS in accordance with the relevant WHS legislation; 1250 words, due Week 7 (25%);
  • Assignment 2 (as a group of 3): Development of an EMP that addresses key aspects of a given project’s environmental management at pre-construction stage; demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the processes and activities associated with complying with environmental management policies, practices, and project specific environmental conditions; 1000 words per person, due Week 10 (20%);
  • Assignment 3 (individual): Reflective essay on quality management tools and initiatives to improve the quality performance of the Australian construction industry; demonstrating your understanding of best practice QMS implementation according to Australian and International standards; 1250 words, due Week 12 (25%).

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorShang Gao
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Griffith, A. (2011) Integrated Management Systems for Construction: Quality, Environment and Safety. Pearson Prentice Hall: Harlow, England.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 4 July 2019