Course Title: Conduct complex engineering set out surveys

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GEOM5111C

Course Title: Conduct complex engineering set out surveys

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6098 - Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu
03 9925 8359
William Ntuwah
03 9925 4445

Nominal Hours: 120

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct complex engineering set out surveys. It requires the ability to demonstrate highly specialised technical skills and to plan and execute project activity according to job specifications. Functions will entail complying with and developing or amending organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6015A Conduct complex engineering set out surveys


1. Identify project.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Organisational priorities are determined to identify
project activity.
1.2 Project objectives are set according to organisational
priorities and client requirements.


2. Organise project resources.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Characteristics of the operating environment and
any special equipment or resource requirements are
identified according to organisational guidelines.
2.2 Equipment is checked to be in good working order.
2.3 Manufacturer specifications with regard to the use of equipment are complied with.
2.4 Project objectives comply with relevant legislation
and company policy.
2.5 Personnel and work teams are selected for the project


3. Plan the project.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project objectives, principal work activities and
constraints are defined and documented according to
written spatial data specifications and client
3.2 Plan includes information on identified risks,
contingencies, risk management processes and
3.3 Plan gives full details of technology and techniques
to be used for the engineering set out.
3.4 Design is interpreted to identify the surveying data
components required for set out.
3.5 Agreed communication processes between project
members, client and other stakeholders are
implemented and maintained.
3.6 OHS and legislative requirements are incorporated
into project risk management plan.
3.7 Pertinent legal and statutory standards are
researched, considered and adhered to.
3.8 Work is allocated to appropriate personnel, and
supervisory processes, checks, measures and
problem-solving techniques are implemented to
ensure work is completed within time available.
3.9 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate
changes in operating environment and equipment.


4. Manage and monitor the project.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identified project components are accurately set out.
4.2 Set out measurements are validated and recorded
according to project specifications.
4.3 Project management mechanisms are implemented
to measure, record and report progress of activities in
relation to the agreed schedule and plans.
4.4 Progress is reviewed throughout the project, and any
agreed changes are implemented to ensure
consistency with project scope, objectives and constraints.
4.5 Agreed communication processes between project
members, client and other stakeholders are
implemented and maintained.
4.6 Contingencies and constraints are managed to ensure
project meets specifications.
4.7 OHS requirements are adhered to.
4.8 Quality assurance processes are implemented based
on the project plan.


5. Finalise the project.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Relevant personnel are informed of the results
according to organisational guidelines.
5.2 Required documentation is completed according to
organisational guidelines.
5.3 Spatial data is archived according to project


6. Review project’s strategic achievements.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Project achievements are reviewed against the
organisation’s strategic goals.
6.2 Recommendations are made on possible links
between project achievements and future
organisational goals.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, site visits, and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Spatial area.

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to Conduct complex engineering set out surveys and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Develop data management strategies to Conduct complex engineering set out surveys to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule


1Introduction and Overview of Course
2Identify project 
3Identify project 
4Organise project resources 
Organise project resources 
Plan the project 
Plan the project
Manage and monitor the project

Project - Assessment 1

Manage and monitor the project
Manage and monitor the project 
Manage and monitor the project Project - Assessment 2
12Finalise the project  
13Finalise the project
Review project’s strategic achievements  
15Review project’s strategic achievements 
17Project field test
Project - Assessment 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

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.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:
1. Project Assignment    - Weight 25% - Due Week 8
2. Project Assignment    - Weight 25% - Due Week 11
3. Practical Test - Weight 50% - On Week 17

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task       Element

Assignment One       Element 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Assignment Two       Element 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Practical Test            Element 4 and 5

Other Information

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Other Information:

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