What is a task?

A Task is an activity or work package that needs to be undertaken to complete a Job. Tasks include a planned start and finish date. They are assigned resources, materials and costs to undertake. Percentage complete is reported against each task to indicate what stage the Task (and therefore Job) is at.

Jobs are broken down into Tasks. Every Job must have one (1) Task, as it is at Task level that Job costs and times are captured.

A Task can not be created on it's own.  A task must be linked to a Job. For further details visit Action: Create a Task

Task costs are then 'rolled up' to total against the Job. For example:
Task 1 - $5,000.00 in costs
Task 2 - $  250.00 in costs
Task 3 - $2,700.00 in costs
will give a Job Cost Total of $7,750.00

To make things even easier, QicWorks will default the first Task on the Job with the Job's Title. Simply type over the top of the task name and click save to override this feature.

A Task could be specific to a particular:

  • Job Step Requirement i.e lay foundation slab for house

  • Trade Type i.e task specific to capture costs incurred by boilermakers, or

  • Pay Rule i.e afternoon shift with penalties

  • Additional Job Costs ie Variations or Delays or Procurement items


Use Job and Task Templates to standardise your job structures. (Not to mention save time)
We recommend that to get the most out of the QicWorks platform, jobs should be constructed in accordance with our minimum requirements  Job & Task Cheat Sheet.

For information about how to create a Task see: Action Create a Task‚Äč

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