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An online undergraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Construction Plant and Equipment explores a wide range of plant and equipment types you will encounter in the construction industry. You will examine the different processes, capabilities and performance output of these plants, as well as the technical, safety and economic factors that have to be considered when deciding on the types and sizes of plant or equipment to choose for a particular construction project.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to identify a range of plant and equipment types and compare their attributes, while analysing the time and cost implications of each. You will also be able to evaluate the suitability of different types of plant for a variety of processes and scenarios.
This unit is delivered via a number of methods and materials, including standard media, discussion forums, online tests and assignment submissions and web links. The course is assessed through a case study, an invigilated exam and a test.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
As this is a level 2 unit, an introductory level of prior knowledge is assumed.
In this Construction Plant and Equipment unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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A core requirement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Construction Plant and Equipment introduces a range of principles and techniques that can be applied across a number of career and study paths within the construction industry. A strong foundation in evaluating, analysing and comparing various plant types is highly desirable to many employees, and can open the door to job roles such as construction management, property development and contract administration.
In addition to opportunities to pursue a career in the construction industry, this unit also helps you to develop broader skills in project management and analytical thinking that can be applied to a wide variety of roles, including teaching, consultancy and administration.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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