Course Title: Conduct geodetic surveys

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5368 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Conduct geodetic surveys

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


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term2 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 conduct a geodetic survey based on specifications and client requirements. The unit covers project management tasks relating to scheduling, measuring, recording and monitoring work progress and planning for risks and contingencies. The unit also covers applying reference surfaces and projection planes to geodetic components, and performing geodetic calculations. The unit requires using specialist equipment to measure, record and reduce data, including global navigation satellite system (GNSS). The unit requires the ability to perform geodetic calculations, validate the accuracy of data, and identify discrepancies between specifications and actual activities. It also requires using a range of coordinate systems, such as Map Grid of Australia (MGA) and Geocentric Datum of Australia (GDA) to manage surveying data.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5058 Conduct geodetic surveys


1. Prepare for geodetic survey

2. Plan geodetic survey

3. Carry out geodetic surveying tasks

4. Finalise geodetic 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

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2