Course Title: Manage advanced surveying computations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5236 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Manage advanced surveying computations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to solve a range of surveying and basic engineering-related problems. It requires the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate data to perform surveying computations. 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:

CPPSIS5023A Manage advanced surveying computations


1 Prepare to perform advanced traverse computations.

2 Arrange for the task to be executed.

3 Arrange for the computation of surveying problems involving circular curves.

4 Supervise the completion of the task.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying known solutions to a range of problems
• performing calculations following a logical progression and presenting clearly visible results
• assessing and recording computations from varied sources
• demonstrating operational knowledge in a broad range of areas relating to surveying computations
• applying mathematical principles and skills to a range of advanced surveying-related problems
• understanding mathematical concepts and techniques
• performing a range of tasks where choice between a substantial range of options is required
• understanding the purpose of numerically solving advanced surveying problems
• understanding the requirement for accuracy in surveying calculations
• defining terms used in calculations
• taking responsibility for team outputs in work and learning.