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This course has been designed for business owners and anyone involved in project management, and will be of particular interest to Estimators, Builders, Engineers, Construction and Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Site and Works Managers or those intending to be involved in the area of estimating or controlling costs on projects. It is the introductory course to the ASQA Unit of Competency Manage Project Costs BSBPMG504A - which is part of the Diploma of Project Management BSB51413. Contact us at Exner Education if you are interesting in the Unit of Competency or full Diploma Course.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Here are some guidelines to studying this course on estimating and cost control.
Full course notes - Estimating and Cost Control
|Lecture 3||3 pages|
|Before commencing this course, you need to gain an understanding of Work Break Down Structures (WBS) by reading this explanation|
|Section 2: Estimating and Developing a Tender Estimate|
This video provides an overview of understanding estimating techniques for a building and construction project.
We explain the following:
Watch this videa on Developing a Tender Estimate and then download the additional material including the Self Assessment Task 1.
|Section 3: Budgeting for costs and review practices|
This video explains the importance of project budgets and how a Work Breakdown Structure is used to create budgets. We provide explanations on:
Revision of Cost Budgets
|Section 4: Module 3 - Cost Control & Forecasting|
This video explains the requirements of good cost control on a building and construction project and how the project cost control system should be used to manage costs. We cover in detail the following:
Forecasting for Activity Cost control
|Section 5: Variance from Cost Budgets and Administrative Controls|
Variance from Cost Budgets
Watch the video on Establishing Administrative Controls and then download the two documents for the Self Learning task and complete the task.
Exner is an integrated education and consulting firm with over 25 years of experience providing an extensive range of professional management services to the construction industry. Our hands-on experience includes design and construction, expert claims quantification and management, project management, business systems consulting, value for money models, safety in design and risk management systems.
Exner Education is an ASQA registered RTO and is the training development and delivery branch of Exner. From its practical experience and knowledge Exner Education has designed, developed and delivered construction specific training over the past 15 years. Exner Education provides a 'hands on' practical approach to training, developed and delivered by people who have real current practical experience in the field and are qualified VET sector trainers. This gives Exner a unique ability to balance both theoretical teaching knowledge complemented with current 'best practice' work examples.
Our Training & Education experience includes the instructional design of training ranging from:
· safety and site compliance;
· project management including from tender preparation, claims management to project close out;
· engineering practices; and,
· corporate improvement strategies.
Exner Education has designed, developed and delivered training for both large and small companies as well as government authorities including, Leighton Contractors, Pro-Build, Grocon, Schiavello, MBAV, HIA, VMIA, Nicholson Construction, Johns Lyng, APM Group, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, VicRoads, Department of Treasury and Finance and Victorian Catchment Management Authority.
Exner continues to develop its online learning 'experience' and provides a unique interactive delivery methodology which gives students world first teaching tools, combining Exner's practical construction knowledge with core theory to further enhance the students learning experience.