An introduction to hazards,
risks and controls and how to use risk management at home and work.
In this module, participants will be able to identify hazards and assess and manage risks in their daily lives. They will see the importance of risk and hazard management within their workplace and/or home to ensure the safety of themselves and others around them.
In this module, participants
will navigate three areas: the basement, atrium and apartment of a construction site.
They will be asked to follow the Hazard, Risk and Control process and put their understanding into practice. To do this, they will be required to identify the hazard and assign the risk before implementing controls to reduce the risk. Once actioned, participants can determine the residual risk, thus ensuring the site is safe for work.
This module facilitates an understanding of why the Building Code of Australia (BCA) is important and how we are able to use it to ensure we are compliant with the codes. Participants will learn where to find the relevant information in both soft and hard copies.
This experience is an
introduction to structural principles. Participants will learn about forces, loads and strains,
and the elements of a basic structure.
Participants will be able to identify how and when a material should be used to prevent stresses on elements and structures of a building.
Participants will be asked to identify primary loads on a house renovation and apply their knowledge to identify how the loads travel through a structure. Additionally, participants will have to identify materials and components that are required to counteract the different types of forces, thus reducing the stresses and strains on the structures.
This experience is an introduction to dealing with change on site and some of the foundations of construction management. Participants will observe the processes surrounding change and how we are able to reduce the interruption that change may have on the overall build.
requires looking into the future and what will be required for the project. In this experience,
participants will be in charge of planning, ordering and inspection of materials required for site.
Participants are provided with a list of the required materials and the ordering time. and they need to schedule ahead to ensure the materials will arrive on time to be used on site. Once materials arrive on site, participants will be required to inspect and assess whether the materials match the order requirements and are free from defects, thus ensuring the site runs smoothly.
This immersive experience
introduces learners to a process that can be applied for iterative and thorough planning. The
scenario of planning for the installation of a backyard pool is used to demonstrate the process. Users
are shown that
first information must be gathered, a method proposed and then the assessed to determine whether
is required or if the method is feasible.
This process is completed multiple times (in an office and onsite) before arriving at the proposed plan for the pool construction. Throughout the process, communication and collaboration are demonstrated to ensure the plan is thorough and completed prior to the work commencing
This experience places the learner on a virtual construction site and asks them to plan the layout of the facilities required for construction. The goal for the learner is to submit a plan that is both feasible and limits the expense required to deal with existing feature conflicts.
Participants will learn how to decode drawings by following a simple process. In this module, participants will use key elements of a drawing, including title blocks, views, lines and symbols as well as the legend and notes to interpret and give meaning to each different drawing. They will also determine how these come together to create the three-dimensional objects.
Throughout this experience,
participants will be required to identify and translate key features using site maps and
To do this, participants will move through three stages and will be asked to mark out key site features on a sub-divided lot and house exterior, before moving indoors. Here there is a choice in levels as participants are asked to place fixtures and fittings in various rooms of the house using floor plans to guide them. Participants will be provided with a report summarising successes and room for improvement.
Quality management is an
integral part of a work site to ensure the reputation of workers as well as the time and money
of the project remain intact.
In this module, participants are able to perform an inspection through a commercial offline space. They will be able to identify and suggest improvements to avoid future defects.
The Project has been designed
to provide an innovative approach to upskilling Landscape Designers who are working in the
industry; and need the skills and knowledge to meet industry standards and operate as registered
practitioners in their
field. This has included the design and development of a new Advanced Landscape Design and Construction
Course and a
range of training products & resources to support the delivery of the Course.
Real Serious Games has been engaged to create an educational Virtual Reality (VR) experience that will allow learners to be immersed in an accurate virtual recreation of a residential site and to reinforce learning of construction techniques and principles as they relate to paving, retaining walls and decks.
The VR experience will enable a learner to view working models of construction features on a simulated worksite and allow them view of different phases of the construction project lifecycle.