CPCCBC4018 - Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

Unit code: CPCCBC4018 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to use technical instruments and levelling and surveying techniques to accurately set-out a building on site. It includes determining grid levels and developing contour plans.
It applies to National Construction Code (NCC) classifications:

Residential - Class 1 and 10 buildings, maximum two storeys

Commercial - Class 2 to 9, Type C only constructions
This unit of competency applies to builders, site supervisors and related construction industry professionals responsible for ensuring accurate application of site surveys and set-out of a residential and/or commercial building.
This unit is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
*a candidate must meet the elements and performance criteria of this unit by surveying and setting out a residential or commercial building on site.

In doing this, the candidate must:
*select and operate one surveying and one levelling device
*develop a topographic contour plan
*calculate cut and fill quantities:

  • area and volume of land to be levelled
  • area of land to be filled
  • volume of fill required.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*working drawings, specifications and design principles
*relevant building codes and specifications
*linear and angular measurements, geometry and trigonometry
*principles of surveying and set-out
*operational and functional features of levelling and surveying devices:

  • electronic distance measuring (EDM) equipment
  • laser
  • optical level
  • water level
  • theodolite

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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