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

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCBC4018A, 'Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Perform setting out, measuring techniques and associated calculations.

1.1. Trigonometric and geometric calculations commonly used with grid lines, off sets and right angle triangles are calculated and recorded without error.

1.2. Site set-out procedures are carried out according to standard work methods on sites.

1.3. Errors in measured distances due to site characteristics and measurement methods are identified and explained.

1.4. Cut and fill calculations are conducted without error.

2. Set up and use levelling devices.

2.1. Use of levelling device is demonstrated in accordance with standard operating procedures.

2.2. Error present in a level by the 'two peg test' device is demonstrated in accordance with standard operating procedures.

2.3. Reduction in a closed level run by rise and fall method and by height of plane of collimation (HPC) method is carried out in accordance with standard practices.

2.4. Calculation of staff readings to enable a specific reduced level (RL) set-out to be determined is calculated without error.

3. Mark out and determine levels on a grid for contouring and volume calculations.

3.1. Set out grid and levels are determined.

3.2. Contour plans are prepared from grid levels to specified tolerances and stated contour intervals.

3.3. Volume of solids and the surface being levelled and contoured are determined to specified tolerances.

4. Construct longitudinal sections and determine associated grades and levels in typical drainage and pipeline situations.

4.1. Longitudinal sections are drawn from reduced levels and running chainages.

4.2. Levels and clearances from given grades and distances are determined to specified tolerances.

4.3. Calculations and expressions of grades in three forms are determined to specified tolerances.

4.4. Calculations for batter levels from grades and distances are determined without error.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4018A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40808 - Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building
  • CPC40508 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)
  • CPC50210 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)