Basic Levelling

Including Basic Laser Safety

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

  • Day 1: Receive your Basic Laser Safety certificate
  • Day 2: Complete your assessment for the unit of competency. If successful, you will receive a Statement of Attainment
  • 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

Course Duration

This course is two (2) days.

Entry Requirements

Entrants will need a level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet the requirements of the course.

Civil Train recommends year 10 school completion or equivalent as a guide to the level required for short courses.

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

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 in Adelaide, Perth and Alice Springs.

This course may be delivered regionally – please contact the office for regional locations and dates.

Civil Train can 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.


Enclosed, safety footwear, long pants and long-sleeved shirts with hi-vis are required.  Other sites may have other requirements which will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Failure to wear correct PPE may prevent the participant from completing the practical training and/or assessment.

We currently do not have any upcoming dates available.  Please contact us here for the latest information regarding this course

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