Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5368 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 72

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,
Term1 2018,
Term1 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 undertake site surveys and set out procedures for civil and residential building projects.

It includes the use of basic measuring and levelling equipment, recording and interpretation of data, and evaluation of and compliance with relevant legislation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCSV5007A Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects


1. Measure linear distances on site using building and basic surveying equipment.

2. Carry out a closed level transverse procedure using the rise and fall recording method.

3. Perform grid surveys for contour purposes.

4. Set out T-shaped or L-shaped buildings on a selected site with minimal profiles.

5. Set up and use levelling devices to determine horizontal and vertical angles.

6. Identify suitability of levelling and surveying equipment for large building projects.

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

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