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CONTENTS
Introduction 3
Assessing Assessment Task 1: Knowledge questions 4
Assessment Task 2: Project Portfolio 8

INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the Student Assessment Tasks for RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system. These tasks have been designed to help you demonstrate the skills and knowledge that you have learnt during your course.
Please ensure that you read the instructions provided with these tasks carefully. You should also follow the advice provided in the Civil Construction Works Student User Guide. The Student User Guide provides important information for you relating to completing assessment successfully.
ASSESSMENT FOR THIS UNIT
For you to be assessed as competent, you must successfully complete two assessment tasks:
• Assessment Task 1: Knowledge questions – You must answer all questions correctly.
• Assessment Task 2: Project – You must work through a range of activities and complete a Project Portfolio.

ASSESSING ASSESSMENT TASK 1: KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Knowledge questions are designed to help you demonstrate the knowledge which you have acquired during the learning phase of this unit. Ensure that you:
• review the advice to students regarding answering knowledge questions in the Civil Construction Works Student User Guide
• comply with the due date for assessment which your assessor will provide
• adhere with your RTO’s submission guidelines
• answer all questions completely and correctly
• submit work which is original and, where necessary, properly referenced
• submit a completed cover sheet with your work
• avoid sharing your answers with other students.
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Information about how you should complete this assessment can be found in Appendix A of the Civil Construction Works Student User Guide. Refer to the appendix for information on:
• where this task should be completed
• the maximum time allowed for completing this assessment task
• whether or not this task is open-book.
Note: You must complete and submit an assessment cover sheet with your work. A template is provided in Appendix C of the Student User Guide. However, if your RTO has provided you with an assessment cover sheet, please ensure that you use that.

QUESTIONS
Provide answers to all of the questions below:
1. Explain how the Australian Consumer Law relates to quality.
2. Complete the following table about quality system principles and practices.
List seven principles of a quality management system.
List three practices associated with a quality system.
3. List two methods that you can use to collect information to inform an evaluation of the effectiveness of a quality system. For each method, explain how you would review the information collected.
Method Technique you would use to review the information collected.

4. Explain why it is beneficial to use the Plan Do Check Act model. Include in your answer a description of the four phases of this model.
5. Outline why it is important in terms of best practice human resources policies and practices to specify quality responsibilities.
6. Outline a risk management approach to quality issues.
7. List five possible approaches to treatment for quality issues as per a risk management approach.
8. List three ways that you can demonstrate active listening skills to assist with communications, including client relations.
9. List three metrics that can be used to measure quality.
10. List the key principles that change management relies on.
11. List three ways that you could use to coordinate and communicate quality responsibilities with project team members.

ASSESSMENT TASK 2: PROJECT PORTFOLIO
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
In this task, you are required to demonstrate your skills and knowledge by working through a number of activities and completing and submitting a Project Portfolio.
You will need access to:
• a suitable place to complete activities that replicates a civil construction design environment including a meeting space (virtual or physical) and computer and internet access
• your learning resources and other information for reference
• Project Portfolio template
• Simulation Pack (if you need a case study).
Ensure that you:
• review the advice to students regarding responding to written tasks in the Civil Construction Works Student User Guide
• comply with the due date for assessment which your assessor will provide
• adhere with your RTO’s submission guidelines
• answer all questions completely and correctly
• submit work which is original and, where necessary, properly referenced
• submit a completed cover sheet with your work
• avoid sharing your answers with other students.
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Information about how you should complete this assessment can be found in Appendix A of the Civil Construction Works Student User Guide. Refer to the appendix for information on:
• where this task should be completed
• how your assessment should be submitted.
Note: You must complete and submit an assessment cover sheet with your work. A template is provided in Appendix B of the Student User Guide. However, if your RTO has provided you with an assessment cover sheet, please ensure that you use that.

ACTIVITIES
Complete the following activities:
1. Carefully read the following:
This assessment task requires you to establish and maintain a quality system on two occasions. As the work of a civil construction designer focuses on projects, the quality systems you will establish and maintain will be in relation to two projects. You can do this for two real projects at your workplace, or you can use the case study information in the Simulation Pack provided.
Vocational education and training is all about gaining and developing practical skills that are industry relevant and that can help you to succeed in your chosen career. For this reason, basing your project on real relationships with classmates or work colleagues will mean that you are applying your knowledge and skills in a relevant, practical and meaningful way!
If you use your own workplace, read through the assessment requirements in the steps below to make sure you have access to sufficient information. Speak to your assessor to get approval if you want to base this on your own workplace.
If you are basing this assessment on the case study business and projects, read through the Simulation Pack in preparation for this assessment. All the information needed to complete this assessment is contained in the Simulation Pack.
You will be collecting evidence for this unit in a Project Portfolio. The steps you need to take are outlined below. Before you begin, complete page 4 of your Project Portfolio. You must include the name of the organisation you are basing this assessment on and provide the titles of the two projects for which you’ll establish and maintain quality systems.
Start working on Section 1 of your project portfolio. Steps 2 and 3 form part of Section 1. Please also note that the Project Portfolio includes separate sections for you to document your work in relation to the quality systems you establish for Project 1 and Project 2.
If you are basing this assessment on the case study business and projects, further information to complete the next steps is available in the Simulation Pack.
If you are basing this assessment on your own workplace, you need access to two projects where you will be able to establish and maintain a quality system. You will also need to be able to access:
• documentation related to establishing and maintaining a quality system, for example, a quality policy or a project management policy or a strategic plan.
• Information about goals and objectives for quality.
• quality statistics/trends.
• quality activities completed and information to assist with evaluating the system.
2. Quality system framework.
You are required to establish and maintain the framework for the quality system, as well as establish a collaborative process (to be initiated in the next activity). To do this you are to:
• review and confirm the requirements for each project, as well as requirements and information relating to quality systems.
• establish a format for a Quality Management Plan to be used for each project. Your Quality Management Plan must include the ability to:
o define a purpose.
o identify quality system responsibilities for project staff.
o include quality standards.
o identify the resources required for the project, as well as their source.
o outline mechanisms that will be used for collaboration and communication and to ensure quality throughout projects.
o quality methods, techniques and tools to resolve quality issues.
o procedures to be used to treat quality issues.
o plan for reporting quality control and assurance problems to ensure quality issues are resolved.
o identify ongoing training that will be provided to ensure quality system requirements are met.
Once you have developed your Quality Management Plan template, you are to use this template to develop a Quality Management Plan for each project. Follow the instructions in your Portfolio.
Make sure you have answered all questions in Section 1.
When you have completed the steps above, you are to prepare to present your work in the next activity.
This means developing a presentation that can be provided to a team (your assessor and fellow students) that addresses all the work you have completed so far.
The purpose of your presentation will be to:
• present the framework you have established for the quality system i.e., your quality management plan template.
• present the quality management plans you have developed for both projects
• collaborate with your project team (your assessor and fellow students) to resolve any issues with the quality management plan framework, as well the project quality management plans you have developed for each project.
Prepare your presentation in a format of your choice such as. PowerPoint for use in the next session. Your presentation will be for approximately 15 minutes and your assessor will advise you of the date and time.
Please note that at the presentation you will need to show that you present information clearly and use active listening skills in relation to issues raised.
3. Presentation.
You are now to provide your presentation to your team as per the instructions above.
During your presentation, your assessor will be looking to see that you established a quality system for each of the two projects
Your assessor will also confirm that can present information clearly and use active listening skills in relation to issues raised.
Make notes on the feedback provided as you will need to document this in your Portfolio and use it to make improvements/resolve issues.
This should be viewed in person by your assessor as they will need to give you feedback. Make sure you follow the instructions above and meet the timeframes allocated.
Following your presentation, document the feedback provided in your Portfolio.
Complete Section 1 of your Project Portfolio.
Start working on Section 2 of your Project Portfolio. Step 4 forms part of Section 2.
Assume that the projects are in progress.
If you are basing this assessment on the case study, further information to complete the next steps is available in the Simulation Pack.
If you are basing this assessment on your own business or workplace, you need information to review project outcomes.
4. Monitor quality issues.
Review the information available regarding project progress and quality issues. If you are completing this for the case study this will be as per the information available to you to complete Section 2 in the Simulation Pack. If you are completed this based on your workplace projects, you will need to be able to access suitable information that will allow you to monitor your quality system.
Complete Section 2 of your Portfolio based on your review of the information on quality activities. Discuss the issues identified, comment on inadequacies and identify actions to address quality issues. Communicate with your team on the actions you identify, including the resources allocated.
Make sure you have answered all questions in Section 2.
Start working on Section 3 of your Project Portfolio. Step 5 forms part of Section 3.
Assume that the projects have been completed.
If you are basing this assessment on the case study, further information to complete the next steps is available in the Simulation Pack.
If you are basing this assessment on your own business or workplace, you need information to evaluate the quality system.
5. Evaluate the quality system.
Review the information available regarding the project outcomes i.e., the outcomes of the quality system established. If you are completing this for the case study this will be as per the information available to you to complete Section 3 in the Simulation Pack. If you are completed this based on your workplace projects, you will need to be able to access suitable information that will allow you to monitor your quality system.
Complete an evaluation of the effectiveness of the quality system that includes:
• Consideration of the extent to which the quality system has achieved goals and objectives.
• Recommended improvements.
• Compliance with legislation and code of practice.
• Your own reflections.
To finalise this assessment, you are also required to maintain a quality management system to ensure that quality processes are maintained. Set up a Folder and filing system so that all the project documentation can be stored. Ensure that you have an overall folder for the project, as well as sub folders for different things.
All of the documents that you have developed for the project so far should be correctly named and filed logically.
Take a screen shot to show all the folders and documents and include it in your Portfolio.
Work on Section 3 of your Project Portfolio.
6. Submit your completed Project Portfolio.
Make sure you have completed all sections of your Project Portfolio, answered all questions, provided enough detail as indicated and proofread for spelling and grammar as necessary.
Submit to your assessor for marking.