Course Title: Conduct an engineering surveying project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: GEOM5094C

Course Title: Conduct an engineering surveying project

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5236 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Ntuwah

+61 3 99254445

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required for designing, computing and setting out basic engineering surveying projects. It requires the ability to plan and execute technical project activity within set deadlines. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5019A Conduct an engineering surveying project


1 Identify project.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Project activities are identified according to
organisational requirements.
1.2 Organisational priorities are determined in line with
project specifications.


2 Organise project resources.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Characteristics of the operating environment and
any special equipment or resource requirements are
identified according to organisational guidelines.
2.2 Higher authority endorsements are obtained where
necessary to ensure that the use of resources and
equipment is in line with project objectives.

2.3 Equipment is checked to be in good working order.
2.4 Manufacturer specifications with regard to the use
of equipment are complied with.
2.5 Project objectives comply with relevant legislation
and company policy.


3 Plan the tasks.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project objectives, principal work activities and
constraints are defined and documented according to
surveying data specifications and client
3.2 Survey design is interpreted to identify surveying
3.3 Agreed communication processes between project
members, client and other stakeholders are
implemented and maintained.
3.4 OHS and legislative requirements are incorporated
into project risk management plan.
3.5 Pertinent legal and statutory standards are
researched, considered and adhered to.
3.6 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate
changes in design.


4 Manage and monitor the project.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work is scheduled to be completed within time
4.2 Project management mechanisms are implemented
to measure, record and report progress of activities in
relation to the agreed schedule and plans.
4.3 Identified surveying components are accurately
4.4 Measured surveying data is reduced to project
surveying reference system for comparison with
4.5 Measurements are validated and recorded according
to project specifications.
4.6 Contingencies and constraints are managed to ensure
project specifications are met.
4.7 OHS requirements are adhered to.
4.8 Quality assurance processes are implemented based
on the project plan.


5 Finalise the project.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Relevant personnel are informed of the results
according to organisational guidelines.
5.2 Required documentation is completed according to
organisational guidelines.
5.3 Surveying data is archived according to project

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in Mathematics required for designing, computing and setting out basic engineering surveying projects.

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is available in the Distributed Learning System (Blackboard). Refer to it for any changes or announcements.

Week NoTopic deliveredAssessment/Task

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold. Engineering Surveying, SchofieldnW. Surveying for Engineers, J. Uren and W.F. Price


Web Resources: - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links. - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management. - Institute of Surveyors, Australia - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors. - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys - Geoscience Australia – National

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• matching objectives with resources to ensure project 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
• managing contingencies
• organising and prioritising activity
• performing measurements
• planning resources
• reducing and manipulating spatial data
• ensuring that non-conformity aspects are recorded and reported
• taking responsibility for team outputs in work and learning.

Assessment Tasks

Observation, using a skills checklist of performance of elements of competency as designated for this unit to the required standard.during practical work exercises.

Assessment Matrix

Element 1Identify project.
Assignment 1
Element 2 Organise project resources. Assignment 1
Element 3 Plan the tasks Assignment 2
Element 4
 Manage and monitor the project.  Assignment 2
Element 5
 Finalise the project. Assignment 3

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