Apply surveying for civil engineering 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 NWP557, 'Apply surveying for civil engineering 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 Identify survey to be undertaken

1.1 Identify the survey and analysis task from documentation, work requests or discussions with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Obtain resources and equipment needed for the task, in accordance with enterprise procedures, and check for correct operation and safety.

1.3 Consult appropriate personnel to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.

2 Plan survey

2.1 Collect and analyse documentation relating to existing survey features.

2.2 Check survey equipment calibration and for conformity with Australian Standard.

2.3 Perform reconnaissance of construction/engineering sites in line with local standards or regulations and enterprise procedures.

2.4 Establish survey risk management procedures and discuss with appropriate personnel.

3 Conduct survey and analyse results

3.1 Conduct survey control is in accordance with job requirements and enterprise procedures.

3.2 Operate survey equipment according to manufacturers’ manuals and enterprise procedures.

3.3 Record and analyse results and apply computations according to enterprise procedures.

3.4 Select methods for dealing with unexpected situations based on discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.

4 Document, and report results

4.1 Maintain and store equipment and tools in accordance with enterprise procedures.

4.2 Record, analyse and report results to appropriate personnel according to enterprise procedures.

4.3 Results are stored and archived according to enterprise procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP557 appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations