Course Title: Conduct complex engineering set-out surveys

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6156 Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Conduct complex engineering set-out surveys

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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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 a complex engineering set-out survey based on specifications and client requirements. The unit covers analysing specifications and organisational priorities to identify and negotiate projects and organise resources. The unit also covers implementing project management mechanisms relating to scheduling, measuring, recording, monitoring and reporting, and reviewing project progress and outcomes against organisational goals. It covers planning for risks and contingencies and staff supervision, and involves setting up and using specialised surveying equipment to measure, record and reduce surveying data using an established control network and spatial coordinate and reference systems. The unit requires the ability to validate the accuracy of data, and identify and resolve problems.

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:

CPPSIS6035 Conduct complex engineering set-out surveys


1.Prepare for complex engineering set-out survey.

2.Plan complex engineering set-out survey.

3.Manage complex engineering set-out survey.

4.Finalise complex engineering set-out survey.

5.Review project.

Learning Outcomes

See elements above

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency  


Task 1

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2

Task 3