Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5236 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 72

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit specifies the competency required to undertake site surveys and set out procedures on civil and residential building projects. It includes the use of basic measuring and levelling equipment, the recording and interpretation of data, the evaluation of and compliance with relevant legislation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCSV5007A Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects


1. Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment

2. Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the Rise and Fall recording method

3. Perform grid surveys for contour purposes

4. Set out T-shaped or L-shaped buildings on a selected site with minimal profiles

5. Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles

6. Identify suitability of levelling and surveying equipment for large building projects.

7. Compute coordinates, bearings and distances related to grids and general set out work on large building sites

8. Evaluate documents and plans incorporated in land titles.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
- comply with OHS regulations applicable to workplace operations
- apply organisational management policies and procedures, including quality assurance requirements where applicable.
- apply surveys and set out procedures to building projects and the associated reporting of data, findings, recommendations and strategies for at least one civil or residential building project or equivalent in compliance with relevant legislation
- provide reports to appropriate body/individual as determined by the project brief.