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Diploma of Surveying CPP50116

Overview

This qualification will enable you to provide guidance in surveying activities. You will be able to analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative and conceptual competencies.

Your knowledge base may be highly specialised or broad within the surveying field and you may be responsible for group outcomes.

Qualification: Diploma of Surveying CPP50116
Program No: DP-BE50
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 semesters (approximately 20 hours per week) intensive, work-based, block workshops and online.
Likely Job Outcome: - Field surveying technician
- Technical surveyor
- Engineering surveyor
- Building surveyor
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site.

Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement and if you do not already hold this unit, it is available for study as an optional qualification in SA-BE24 Training Program in Construction Induction

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To ensure your success in this program CIT requires you to have completed a year 12 level maths subject, have a Certificate IV in Surveying or equivalent or relevant work experience in industry.

Applicants without a Certificate IV in Surveying may be invited to demonstrate skills or an interview to discuss previous relevant experience.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 7 subjects

  • CPPSIS5065   Design basic engineering structures
    • CIT Code: LGIS232
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design and create drawings for basic engineering structures. Basic engineering structures refer to small scale designs for structures, such as rural or urban roads, railway, and sewer and stormwater drainage lines. The unit covers interpreting plans and design standards and specifications, organising resources, and using surveying methods and equipment to conduct measurements and calculations and develop a design. The unit also covers preparing design documents and accompanying forms to gain engineering construction approval, and creating engineering drawings using design software functions and features. The unit requires the ability to perform calculations appropriate to the engineering structure, including volume relating to contours, spot heights and cross-sections. It also requires the ability to check and validate measurements against specifications and complete reports and documentation, including a schedule of quantities (SOQ). The unit requires knowledge of key design features of basic engineering structures.
      The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5031   Plan spatial data collection
    • CIT Code: LGIS201
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop and document a spatial data collection plan that meets client specifications. The unit covers analysing project specifications and client instructions to evaluate and determine appropriate data acquisition and collection options. The unit requires the ability to use technology to manage spatial data and prepare the written plan. It also requires the ability to assess the technical, financial, legal and resource implications of the project in order to select the preferred collection options.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, cartography, town planning, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5047   Conduct GNSS surveys
    • CIT Code: SURV135
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct global navigation satellite system (GNSS) surveys for data collection and engineering set-outs, using GNSS equipment and suitable software to communicate with GNSS receivers. The unit covers project managing data collection activities, including planning collection methodologies and allocating work tasks in a team environment. The unit requires the ability to validate the accuracy of data and identify discrepancies between specifications and actual activities.
      The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5048   Conduct engineering surveys
    • CIT Code: SURV147
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct an engineering survey based on specifications and information in construction or engineering designs. The unit covers using surveying equipment to measure, record and reduce surveying data. It requires the ability to validate the accuracy of data, and identify discrepancies between specifications and actual activities.
      The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5053   Perform advanced surveying computations
    • CIT Code: SURV138
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform advanced surveying computations to solve from a range of surveying and basic engineering-related problems. The unit covers applying mathematical concepts, computations and conversions relating to algebra, statistics, geometry and trigonometry. It also covers solving a range of surveying problems to identify errors and missing elements, and make necessary adjustments to computations. It requires the ability to analyse and evaluate spatial data as the basis for performing computations.
      The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5054   Perform geodetic surveying computations
    • CIT Code: SURV142
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform geodetic surveying computations to solve a range of geodetic surveying problems. The unit covers applying mathematical concepts and formulas to geodetic components and performing computations relating to reference surfaces and projection planes. It covers using techniques for data reduction and checking data. It requires the ability to analyse data to comply with standards, and to consult with others to clarify and report on work tasks.
      The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5058   Conduct geodetic surveys
    • CIT Code: SURV145
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct a geodetic survey based on specifications and client requirements. The unit covers project management tasks relating to scheduling, measuring, recording and monitoring work progress and planning for risks and contingencies. The unit also covers applying reference surfaces and projection planes to geodetic components, and performing geodetic calculations. The unit requires using specialist equipment to measure, record and reduce data, including global navigation satellite system (GNSS). The unit requires the ability to perform geodetic calculations, validate the accuracy of data, and identify discrepancies between specifications and actual activities. It also requires using a range of coordinate systems, such as Map Grid of Australia (MGA) and Geocentric Datum of Australia (GDA) to manage surveying data.
      The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 9 subjects

  • CPPSIS5049   Plan and implement surveying projects
    • CIT Code: SURV146
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, monitor and finalise surveying projects to ensure that they meet client requirements and specifications. The unit covers organising resources and planning project tasks to manage risks and contingencies. It also covers project management tasks relating to stakeholder consultation, scheduling, measuring, recording and monitoring work progress. The unit requires knowledge of surveying techniques.
      The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5052   Integrate surveying datasets
    • CIT Code: SURV137
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use technology and software applications to integrate spatial datasets captured using surveying methods and equipment. The unit covers importing or downloading, editing, checking and validating measured datasets. It also covers processing and comparing integrated datasets to check accuracy and resolve errors, and finalising the process by archiving data and completing documentation. The unit requires the ability to consult with appropriate persons to define project requirements and report outcomes; interpret field records, images and technical descriptions of data; and apply mathematical concepts used in surveying.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5057   Conduct precision surveys
    • CIT Code: SURV143
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct a precision survey, including techniques for precise levelling, precise setting out and industrial measurements, and detecting structural deflection and deformation. The unit covers preparing for precision surveying by analysing project specifications and information, and identifying and controlling risks and contingencies. The unit also covers selecting and using specialised equipment, attachments and instruments necessary for precise levelling and setting out, and checking horizontal and vertical movement of structures. The unit requires the ability to apply high level surveying computations to surveying problems, including conducting statistical analysis of measurements and errors to achieve specified accuracies and tolerances.
      The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • PSPLND002   Compile and check survey plans
    • CIT Code: SURV126
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to prepare a compiled survey plan to industry standards. This includes checking the plan to ensure compliance with organisational requirements and industry standards.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5060   Develop spreadsheets for spatial data
    • CIT Code: INFT964
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design and develop spreadsheets to enter, edit and format spatial data. The unit covers using functions and features of spreadsheet software, including linked spreadsheets, multiple documents and advanced mathematical formulas based on trigonometrical functions. The unit also covers work preparation activities, including evaluating tasks to identify design parameters and setting up software and spreadsheet templates to ensure quality and consistency in format and design. The unit requires the ability to use technology to apply advanced mathematical concepts to spatial data, including identifying and resolving errors relating to formulas and other spreadsheet functions.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLPW404   Produce maps for land management purposes
    • CIT Code: CADR130
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to access geographical information and incorporate it onto maps for use in land management.
      This unit applies to those whose job role includes preparing maps by hand or by using geographical information systems (GIS) for land management purposes.
      This unit applies to individuals who have limited responsibilities for others in known and changing contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5032   Capture new spatial data
    • CIT Code: LGIS197
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to capture new spatial data to meet client specifications using a variety of data capture methodologies. The unit covers analysing project specifications, as well as organisational, administrative and legal requirements, to coordinate human resources, equipment and supplies. The unit also covers setting up and using specialist surveying equipment and technologies to capture and manipulate spatial data, including entities, attributes, topological features and metadata; and checking and validating the integrity and accuracy of results. In addition, the unit covers performing the operational maintenance of equipment to ensure its sound working order, and identifying faults and organising repairs as required. The unit requires the ability to use project management techniques to schedule, monitor and report on project activities, and supervisory skills to designate work and provide guidance to staff.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, cartography, town planning, mapping or geographic information systems (GIS).

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5039   Plan and implement spatial projects
    • CIT Code: LGIS202
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, implement and complete spatial projects to produce client-specified deliverables. The unit covers project planning processes to allocate and organise equipment, materials and resources; adhere to financial, administrative and legal requirements; and manage project risks and contingencies. The unit also covers designing, producing and validating spatial project deliverables and products. It requires the ability to interpret technical information relating to spatial products, and to communicate verbally and in writing with a range of project stakeholders.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, cartography, town planning, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCSV5007A   Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG156
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake site surveys and set out procedures for civil and residential building projects. It includes the use of basic measuring and levelling equipment, recording and interpretation of data, and evaluation of and compliance with relevant legislation.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Spatial Information Services CPP50216
Certificate IV Surveying CPP40216
Certificate IV Spatial Information Services CPP40316

More Information

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