Course Title: Implement site investigation procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6132 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Implement site investigation procedures

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


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply site investigation procedures and geological studies, through an understanding of engineering soils, major rock and mineral types, in accordance with AS 1726. This includes tests that are common to the behaviour of engineering soils, in accordance with AS 1289.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21124 Implement site investigation procedures


1. Identify site location and materials to be tested and analysed

2. Plan test and analyse

3. Conduct test and analyse results

4. Document and report results

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Assessment 1: Written Test 1

Assessment 2: Practical laboratory tests

Assessment 2: Written Test 2


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredWritten Test 1Practical  laboratory tests


 Test 2

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