Course Title: Building Site Surveying And Set Out 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Building Site Surveying And Set Out 2

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

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Course Description

To extend the learners knowledge of basic measuring and levelling techniques to include instruments, procedures and calculations necessary in the set out and control of large residential developments, commercial and industrial construction.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GEOM5036 Building Site Surveying and Set Out 1 (ABC083)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC084 Building Site Surveying And Set Out 2

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop the knowledge & skills and be able to:
• Describe the basic components of a theodolite and how it should be tested for good adjustment.
• Set up and use a theodolite to determine horizontal and vertical angles.
• Identify specialised equipment available for use on high rise and/or large building projects and illustrate how it can be used for various set out and checking procedures.
• Compute co-ordinates and bearings and distances as related to grids and general set out work on large building sites
• Identify and discuss the various documents and plans incorporated in land titles.

Overview of Assessment

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