This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to perform basic measurement and layout tasks on construction sites, including the use of levels and distance measuring techniques.

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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: - consulting and communicating with others; - identifying and following relevant OHS/WHS procedures; - reading and understanding documentation and work requests; - planning survey activity; - carrying out construction/engineering site reconnaissance; - checking surveying equipment; - performing surveying measurements; - preparing surveying and related documentation; - constructing longitudinal/cross sections and determine associated grades and levels in typical drainage and pipeline situations; - construction site levelling and detail survey using automatic level stadia tacheometry (application limited to small sites), and; - producing a scaled and orientated sketch of engineering site annotated with features.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - surveying fundamentals; - reconnaissance of construction/engineering sites; - detail measurement on a construction/engineering site; - third order levelling - two peg test; - 'rise and fall' method; - height of collimation, and; - grid contouring and volumes.

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