Course Title: Develop subdivision survey designs for local government approval

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5368 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Develop subdivision survey designs for local government approval

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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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

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 develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval using cadastral surveying methods and equipment. The unit covers analysing and researching client service requests and existing information to assess and prioritise work tasks, and conducting a survey of the land to be subdivided. The unit also covers conducting measurements and calculations; and developing plans detailing required information, including boundary dimensions and corners, subdivision lots, features, surrounds, connections and offsets. The unit requires the ability to set up, calibrate and use surveying equipment to measure, record and reduce surveying data. The unit also requires the ability to prepare, lodge and monitor a detailed design submission for local government approval which details engineering aspects, physical constraints and any environmental impacts. The unit requires knowledge of land and planning law and local government building approval processes. It requires consultation with clients and professionals to obtain advice for input into the design submission.

The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team, in areas such as town planning, surveying and mapping.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5044 Develop subdivision survey designs for local government approval


1. Identify type of service requests.

2. Conduct subdivision survey.

3. Develop detailed design submission for local government approval.

4. Monitor approval process.

5. Advise client of outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

See elements above


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

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


Task 1

Test 1

Task 2

Test 2

Task 3