Course Title: Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6156 Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term1 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 conduct advanced global navigation satellite system (GNSS) control surveys using GNSS equipment and suitable software to communicate with GNSS receivers. The unit covers project managing surveying activities, including planning collection methodologies and allocating resources and work tasks in a team environment. The unit also covers analysing existing survey control data and networks to identify non-conformities and the need for additional controls, and implementing a network of points for controlling horizontal and vertical positions. The unit requires the ability to program, calibrate and operate GNSS equipment, relate surveying data to a reference system, and identify and resolve discrepancies with the reference system.

The unit supports those who work in a technical management role in a surveying team.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6032 Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys


1.Prepare for advanced GNSS control survey.

2.Carry out GNSS control surveying tasks.

3.Finalise advanced GNSS control survey.

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

Task 3