Course Title: Collect and set out basic surveying data

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GEOM5135C

Course Title: Collect and set out basic surveying data

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4336 - Certificate IV in Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Surveying Program Manager: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359

Teacher: Toby Manning
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 4468

Teacher: Indira Wittamperuma
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 4468

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to collect and set out basic surveying data. It requires the ability to plan and execute the collection and set out operation, in a team environment, often in the lead role. Functions would be carried out under limited supervision and within organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4029A Collect and set out basic surveying data


1 Gather basic surveying data.


2 Finalise the collection process.


3 Set out basic surveying data.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:
• collect
• set out basic surveying data

You will be involved in the following learning activities:
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Projects

Teaching Schedule

See booklet on Blackboard

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

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Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:

accuracy in:

  • basic measurements
  • reducing and manipulating survey data
  • interpreting design information to identify the components to be measured matching objectives with resources.

Assessment Tasks



Assessment 1

Assignment 1


Assessment 2

Assignment 2



These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2
3.1 X
3.2 X

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks. 

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment                                 Weight
Assessment 1 Assignment 1         50%
Assessment 2 Assignment 2         50%

Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1XAssessment 2
3.1 X
3.2 X

Other Information

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• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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