Course Title: Conduct design and set out survey

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GEOM5109C

Course Title: Conduct design and set out survey

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6098 - Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu
03 9925 8359
William Ntuwah
03 9925 4445

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required for design and set out of roads and associated engineering structures. It requires the ability to undertake all aspects of survey design from understanding client and registered surveyor requirements and the special characteristics of a given site, to applying relevant legal and statutory requirements to the design. The selection of appropriate equipment, procedures and personnel is essential to performing the task safely and efficiently. Functions will entail complying with and developing or amending organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6008A Conduct design and set out survey


1. Organise resources.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Characteristics of the operating environment and any
special equipment or resource requirements are
identified according to organisational guidelines.
1.2 Equipment is checked to be in good working order.
1.3 Manufacturer specifications with regard to the use of equipment are complied with.
1.4 Skills and knowledge are updated to reflect changes
in design and set out survey, and relevant team
members are informed of updates.


2. Develop the project plan.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Objectives, principal work activities and constraints
are defined and documented according to written
survey specifications and client requirements.
2.2 Objectives and principal work activities are
communicated to relevant personnel.
2.3 Details of instruments and basic techniques to be
used are considered and evaluated.
2.4 Data is collected according to the nature of the
project and organisational guidelines.


3. Conduct the design.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design is interpreted to identify surveying data
components to be measured or set out.
3.2 Hazards and risks in the work site are identified,
reported or rectified according to OHS procedures,
legislative requirements and organisational
3.3 Pertinent legal and statutory standards are
considered and adhered to.
3.4 Resources, equipment, materials and transport are
determined and organised according to nature of the
3.5 Feedback provided by team members is discussed
and acted upon in line with organisational guidelines.


4. Conduct set out survey.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identified survey components are measured or set
4.2 Measured or set out survey data is reduced to the
project reference system for comparison with design.
4.3 Impact of contingencies is managed.
4.4 Measured or set out data is validated and recorded
according to specifications.


5. Complete project to clients’ requirements.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Completed work is checked against clients’
requirements according to the specifications.
5.2 Required documentation is completed according to
organisational guidelines.
5.3 Relevant personnel are informed of the results
according to organisational guidelines.
5.4 Survey data is archived according to project

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Surveying and Spatial area. 

Teaching Schedule


19Introduction and Overview of Course 
20Organise resources 
21Organise resources 
22Develop the project plan 
23Develop the project plan 
24Develop the project planProject Setout Phase 1
25Conduct the design 
26Conduct the design 
27Conduct the design 
28Conduct set out survey 
29Conduct set out survey 
30Conduct set out survey 
31Conduct set out survey 
32Complete project to clients’ requirements 
33Complete project to clients’ requirements 
34Complete project to clients’ requirementsProject setout Phase 2
35Field TestTest

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following four assessment tasks:
1. Assignment       Weight 20%  - Week 24
2. Assignment       Weight 20%  - Week 34
3. Practical Test     Weight 30%  - Week 35
4. Portfolio             Weight 30%  - Week 36

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CAG 50 – 59% Competence Achieved -Graded
CC  60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task       Element                     Percentage loading

Assignment One       Element 1, 2                  20%
Assignment Two       Element 3, 4 and 5        20%
Practical test             Element 1,2,3,4,5          30%
Portfolio                    Element 1,2 and 5         30%


Other Information

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

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