Course Title: Design road and railway

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5236 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Design road and railway

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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


Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design and set out basic roads, railways and associated engineering structures. It requires the ability to undertake all aspects of survey design from understanding client and registered surveyor requirements and the special characteristics of a given site, to applying relevant legal and statutory requirements to the design. The selection of appropriate equipment and procedures is essential to performing the task safely and efficiently. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5026A Design road and railway


1 Organise resources.

2 Follow specifications to design roads and railways.

3 Conduct the design of a road or railway.

4 Discuss design report with work team.

5 Complete project to clients’ requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• matching objectives with resources to ensure the design of a road or railway proceeds in an organised and timely manner
• ensuring that achievement of required accuracy has been attempted by:
• accessing and interpreting design information to identify the components to be measured and monitored
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• documenting and reporting
• organising and prioritising activity
• performing measurements
• planning resources
• reducing and manipulating survey data
• ensuring that non-conformity aspects are recorded and reported
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.