Course Title: Perform basic spatial computations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3259 Certificate III in Spatial Information Services

Course Title: Perform basic spatial computations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform basic spatial computations. It requires the accuracy and ability to follow specifications. Functions would be carried out under direct supervision and within organisational guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS3010A Perform basic spatial computations


1 Prepare to perform basic traverse computations.

2 Execute the task.

3 Document the task.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of ability to ensure that accuracy is achieved in:
• applying mathematical principles and skills to a range of surveying problems
• basic documenting
• understanding basic mathematical concepts and techniques
• conducting calculations in a logical and thorough manner
• understanding the purpose of numerically solving surveying problems
• understanding the requirement for accuracy in surveying calculations
• using check equations where possible
• using formulae appropriately and obtaining results correctly