Course Title: Undertake a civil site survey

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5236 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Undertake a civil site survey

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit may apply to switching, transmission and radio (both fixed and mobile) network and the various transmission paths i.e. cable, optic fibre, radio, microwave and satellite. The need for, and extent of, site surveys is determined during the development of project briefs - refer unit ICTTC031C Equivalent Units Nil

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC032C Undertake a civil site survey


1. Prepare for survey

2. Undertake survey of land, buildings and facilities both new and existing

3. Undertake survey of environmental conditions

4. Document and report survey findings

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

To achieve competency in this unit candidates should produce evidence of the following :.
• Mentor/assessor observes candidate:
• interacting with enterprise personnel, customers and other contractors
• reading, interpreting and using equipment/system manuals and specifications and relevant enterprise policy and documentation
• negotiating with customers, communities and community representatives including government officials
• applying all legislative impacts on the network including relevant operational codes
• complying with all related occupational health and safety requirements and work practices
• considering both environmental and propagation needs
• Candidate delivers at least one oral report:
• identifying key stakeholders.
• considering both existing and proposed technologies and associated building, power needs
• complying with all related occupational health and safety requirements and work practices
• Mentor/assessor observes candidate’s ability to consider both existing and proposed needs and comply with all related work practices.
• Candidate submits a clear oral, and then a hard copy report, outlining all options and including recommendations with supporting reasons.
Candidates may be required to undertake further assessment which will be outlined in the Part B course guide.