School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Professional Practice and Building LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301104.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Payam Rahnamayiezekavat

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in the Master or Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying; Master or Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection; Master or Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering or Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation). Students enrolled in the Master or Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying must have successfully completed 40 credit points prior to enrolling in this unit

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
The basis of this unit is to ensure students become accustomed to reading and interpreting building and related laws. The unit provides students with background knowledge of the negligence, administrative law, life safety, proportional liability, contracts and statutory interpretation as it applies to architecture, building surveying, fire engineering and bushfire protection. The unit studies the codes of professional conduct, ethics, conflict of interest and the rules of evidence within the legal constraints when acting as certifiers and or experts. The jurisdictional requirements for certification are considered and assessed. These professions can act as expert witnesses and consequently need to understand codes of professional conduct, ethics, conflict of interest and the rules of providing expert evidence. In doing so, they are potentially required to brief solicitors or other legal professionals and will ultimately have a duty to the court or tribunal.

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3705.4Master of Fire Safety EngineeringCURRENT
3706.2Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety EngineeringCONTINUING
3708.2Master of Bushfire ProtectionCONTINUING
3708.3Master of Bushfire ProtectionCONTINUING
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A3052.1Master of Building Surveying Entry Pathway B (160 credit points)CURRENT
A3053.1Master of Fire Safety Engineering Entry Pathway A (120cps)CURRENT
A3054.1Master of Fire Safety Engineering Entry Pathway B (160cps)CURRENT
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A3056.1Master of Bushfire Protection Pathway BCURRENT
A3057.1Master of Bushfire Protection Pathway CCURRENT

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