Course Title: Perform surveying computations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4388 Certificate IV in Surveying

Course Title: Perform surveying computations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


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

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 perform surveying computations in a plane coordinate system. Computations involve simple and complex figures with regular and irregular sides, and computations for traverses, angles, bearings, coordinates, perimeter and area. Computations include simple horizontal curves and horizontal set-out data for curves. Specialised software applications are routinely used.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4031 Perform surveying computations


1. Prepare for surveying computations.

2. Execute computation tasks.

3. Finalise computation tasks

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

Task 3

Assessment 3

Task 4

Assessment 4