Course Title: Conduct geodetic surveying

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5236 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Conduct geodetic surveying

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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 Vocational Engineering


Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct geodetic surveying. It requires the ability to use triangulation, trigonometric heighting and electronic distance measuring (EDM) traversing. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5028A Conduct geodetic surveying


1 Organise project resources for geodetic surveying.

2 Plan geodetic surveying.

3 Manage and monitor the project.

4 Finalise the project.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying checks wherever necessary
• applying formulae appropriately and obtaining correct results
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• assessing and recording computations from varied sources
• defining terms used in geodetic calculations
• demonstrating a sound understanding of the requirement for accuracy in calculations
• performing calculations in a logical progression to solve geodetic surveying problems
• understanding mathematical concepts, astronomical concepts and the determination of shadowing effects
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.