Course Title: Read and interpret maps

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2163 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Read and interpret maps

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

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Course Description

This unit is concerned with interpreting maps and plans for navigation in the forest.

Suggested Pre-Requisites/Co-Requisites
FPIOHS1A Follow defined Occupational Health & Safety policies and procedures
FPIG20A Collect, analyse and organise information - basic
FPIG22A Plan to undertake a routine task

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FPIFGM147A Read and interpret maps


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Learning Outcomes

This program is competency based.

Overview of Assessment

Critical underpinning knowledge
• Uses of a range of maps and plans
• Representation of topographic features on maps and plans
• Common scales used on maps and plans
• Use and manipulation of scales.
Critical underpinning skills
• Demonstrate use of map scale
• Explain meaning of map symbols and line types
• Locate own position on a map
• Explain meaning of map meridian
• Read and record grid references
• Recognise map type and map features
• Interpret forest area detail
• Scale distances from map
• Recognise topographic map features.