Are you carrying out levelling techniques in a civil construction context?

RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling

Course Overview

Levelling is a branch of surveying, and is the process by which differences in height between two or more points can be determined.

Surveying is a profession in itself but contractors and their employees need to have an understanding of the equipment and processes involved in carrying out a basic site survey.

Levelling equipment can include:

• spirit and laser levels
• stringlines
• automatic levels
• survey pegs
• levelling staffs

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for basic levelling
  • Establish offsets to plans and drawings
  • Set up and use levelling device
  • Conduct housekeeping activities

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Course Duration

    This course is two (2) days.

    Entry Requirements

    All learners must be 16 years or older and will be required to provide photographic identification upon arriving for their course.

    • In South Australia a child of compulsory school age (between 6-16 years of age) cannot be employed during the hours that they are required to attend school or participate in an approved training program.
    • If you are under 16 years of age, you can still apply for Civil Train SA courses, but you will need to talk to your School’s principal to discuss your exemption. The principle will provide you with the appropriate exemption application form and tell you what evidence or documentation is required.

    As part of your course enrolment at Civil Train there is a requirement that you complete a short online quiz. This will assist Civil Train to understand your current levels of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN), to ensure you are at the appropriate level to successfully complete your selected training course. This is a one-time quiz and results will be saved to your learner file and referred to for all future enrolments.

    Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course include:

    • carrying out basic levelling mathematics
    • using a range of communication techniques and equipment to convey information to others
    • complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures

    Please note: Civil Train only carries out assessments in English.  If English is your second language, you may engage a professional (accredited) and independent translator at your cost, for training purposes only.  However, you will be required to undertake the assessment in English without the aid of your translator.

    Delivery & Assessment

    This course is delivered and assessed face to face.

    There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.


    Public courses are scheduled frequently at Civil Train Live Site in Burton, South Australia.

    Civil Train can travel regionally or come to your worksite to deliver training to a group of employees – please contact the office for a quote.

    Fees Breakdown

    Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

    Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.


    Date Time Location Full Fee Cost Enrolling Myself Enrolling Someone Else
    22 & 23 July 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site - 59-71 Heaslip Road BURTON SA 5110 $370.00
    30 September - 1 October 2024 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Civil Train Live Site - 59-71 Heaslip Road BURTON SA 5110 $370.00

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