Course Title: Building Site Surveying & Set Out 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Building Site Surveying & Set Out 1

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and practical experience necessary to set out residential projects using basic measuring and levelling equipment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC083 Building Site Surveying & Set Out 1

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop the knowledge & skills and able to:
• Carry out basic setting out techniques and associated calculations.
• Apply basic measuring techniques to solve problems determine quantities such as area and volumes (cut and fill).
• Set up and use an automatic level and reduce observations for the determination of differences in height and reduced levels.
• Mark out and determine levels on a grid for contouring and volume calculations.
• Construct longitudinal sections and determine associated grades and levels in typical drainage and pipeline situations.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of:
• Field exercises
• Written examination