Course Title: Read and interpret maps

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3217 Certificate III in Spatial Information Services

Course Title: Read and interpret maps

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2009

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

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

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FPIFGM147A Read and interpret maps


1 Select traverse route

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of :
• 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.