Course Title: Apply surveying for civil engineering projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6132 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Title: Apply surveying for civil engineering projects

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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


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 design and establish survey control for engineering and construction purposes. This includes the measurement and calculation of survey data, drawing of sketch plans, collection and processing of topographical data for detail mapping and related computational skills.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21129 Apply surveying for civil engineering projects


1. Identify survey to be undertaken

2. Plan survey

3. Conduct survey and analyse results

4. Document, and report results

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Quizzes

Assessment 2: Practical Reports

Assessment 3: Final Test

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

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