Course Title: Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5256 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 110

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


Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

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

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building and construction projects. It addresses the skills and practices required to measure, record and interpret data using measuring and levelling equipment and to set out building projects. The ability to operate specific surveying equipment and apply calculations and knowledge of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian standards are essential.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5006B Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects


1. Set out a T-shaped or L-shaped building on a selected site with minimal profiles.

2. Prepare and test levelling devices.

3. Operate levelling devices.

4. Identify specialised levelling and surveying equipment available on large building projects for various set-out and checking procedures.

5. Compute coordinates and bearings, distances related to grids and general set-out work on large building sites.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Task 1

Practical Survey Techniques 1

Task 2

Practical Survey Techniques 2

Task 3

Practical Survey Techniques 3

Task 4

Test 1a, Test 1b, Test 1c, Test 1d

Task 5

Test 2a, Test 2b, Test 2c, Test 2d

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1 Practical AssessmentAssessment 2 Practical AssessmentAssessment 3 Practical AssessmentAssessment 4 Knowledge AssessmentAssessment 5 Knowledge Assessment
1.1X X X  
1.2X X X  
1.3  X  
1.4  X  
3.1 XX X  
3.2 XX   
3.3 X  X  
4.1 XX   
4.2X X   
5.1 X X  
5.2 X X  
5.3 X X  
5.4  X X  
5.5  X