Course Title: Conduct GNSS surveys

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5368 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Conduct GNSS surveys

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term2 2020,
Term2 2021

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 conduct global navigation satellite system (GNSS) surveys for data collection and engineering set-outs, using GNSS equipment and suitable software to communicate with GNSS receivers. The unit covers project managing data collection activities, including planning collection methodologies and allocating work tasks in a team environment. The unit requires the ability to validate the accuracy of data and identify discrepancies between specifications and actual activities.

The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5047 Conduct GNSS surveys


1. Prepare for GNSS survey.

2. Carry out GNSS surveying tasks.

3. Finalise GNSS survey.

Learning Outcomes

See elements above

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks 

You must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency


Task 1


Task 2


Task 3