Course Title: Apply land and planning law to surveying

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6156 Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Apply land and planning law to surveying

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,
Term1 2018,
Term1 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 apply land and planning law to surveying. The unit covers marking out urban structures and identifying urban lots and related improvements using cadastral surveying methods and equipment. The unit also covers determining azimuth for identification and re-mark surveys, and undertaking mark-out surveys to fix front and rear corners, angles and line marks. It includes calculating identification surveys and preparing reports and sketches that identify physical constraints and environmental impacts. The unit requires the ability to set up, calibrate and use surveying equipment to measure, record and reduce surveying data; and to compile reports and sketches for submission to an approving authority as part of a development application. The unit requires knowledge of land and planning law, and of the submission process for local government building approvals.

The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying 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:

CPPSIS5051 Apply land and planning law to surveying


1.Determine survey requirements and azimuth.

2.Undertake mark-out survey and fix front and rear corners, angles and line marks.

3.Meet local government building requirements.

4.Calculate identification survey.

5.Prepare draft survey report and sketches.

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