Course Title: Perform geodetic surveying computations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5236 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Perform geodetic surveying computations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 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 perform basic relevant geodetic surveying calculations. It requires the ability to analyse data and plan approaches to technical problems. 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:

CPPSIS5024A Perform geodetic surveying computations


1 Prepare to perform geodetic surveying.

2 Perform computations on the reference surface.

3 Perform computations on the projection plane

4 Finalise the task.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying checks wherever necessary
• applying formulae appropriately and obtaining correct results
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• assessing and recording computations from varied sources
• defining terms used in geodetic surveying calculations
• demonstrating a sound understanding of the requirement for accuracy in calculations
• understanding mathematical concepts and techniques
• performing calculations in a logical progression to solve geodetic surveying problems
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.