Course Title: Conduct an advanced GPS data collection and set out survey

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5236 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Conduct an advanced GPS data collection and set out survey

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct advanced global positioning system (GPS) surveys for both data collection and engineering set outs, as related to an engineering/construction environment. It requires the ability to interpret and analyse information and apply technical skills. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5017A Conduct an advanced GPS data collection and set out survey


1 Prepare for the survey.

2 Conduct the survey

3 Finalise the survey.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• matching objectives with resources to ensure project proceeds in an organised and timely manner
• ensuring that achievement of required accuracy has been attempted by:
• accessing and interpreting design information to identify the components to be measured and monitored
• performing measurements
• planning resources
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• documenting and reporting
• GPS data reduction
• organising and prioritising activity
• ensuring that non-conformity aspects are recorded and reported
• taking responsibility for team outputs in work and learning.