Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. relate the principles and components of quality and quality management to life and work experiences
  2. justify the importance of effectively applying quality and quality management in the construction industry
  3. interpret the requirements of international standards for quality management systems
  4. create documentation for a quality management system, including process maps and procedures.
    • Overview of Poor Building Quality and Quality Management
    • Cost of Quality
    • Key Components of Quality Management
    • Statistics in Quality Control
    • The Quality Manager
    • Total Management Quality
    • Introduction to Quality Standards for Construction Industry
    • Other ways to Achieve Improvement
    • Implementing Quality Management Systems
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 2 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

An examination of the importance of quality to the construction industries in Australia and internationally. The background, principles, components and frameworks of quality and various influential global quality management approaches will be explored and students will apply standards, produce quality management system documentation, audits and certification to industry based scenarios.

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  • Group Presentation (30%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Report (40%)