Course Title: Collect spatial data using GNSS

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4388 Certificate IV in Surveying

Course Title: Collect spatial data using GNSS

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to collect spatial data using global navigation satellite system (GNSS) equipment for surveying purposes, using both single point and differential techniques. The unit covers planning work tasks and setting up and operating GNSS equipment to achieve the required accuracy. The unit includes validating data to identify errors.

 The unit supports those who work in support positions collecting field surveying data.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4025 Collect spatial data using GNSS


1. Prepare for spatial data collection

2. Use GNSS equipment to collect data.

3. Finalise spatial data collection.

Learning Outcomes

See elements above

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

You must pass each of the  following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency



Task 1

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2