This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building and construction projects. It addresses the skills and practices required to measure, record and interpret data using measuring and levelling equipment and to set out building projects. The ability to operate specific surveying equipment and apply calculations and knowledge of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian standards are essential.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: application of design concepts and principles to survey and site set-out; - application of measurements and calculations to survey and site set-out; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - perform survey and levelling procedures with others; - read and interpret: drawings and specifications; state regulatory authority requirement; other relevant documentation; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - interpretation skills to understand documentation from a wide range of sources, including state regulatory authority requirements, and; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - application of design principles; - BCA and Australian standards and manufacturer specifications; - building systems and application to survey and site set-out; - level and grade checking used to perform survey control to accuracy criteria; - OHS measures as identified by equipment manufacturers and Australian standards; - relevant legislative requirements, codes and practices; - survey and levelling devices and effect of performance on site, and; - work drawings and specifications.

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