Course Title: Store and retrieve spatial data

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4336 Certificate IV in Surveying

Course Title: Store and retrieve spatial data

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Program manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to store and retrieve spatial data from a range of storage media, including digital or hard copy storage. It requires the ability to analyse and evaluate spatial information from a variety of sources and to identify and access spatial information for set task requirements. Functions would be carried out under limited supervision and within organisational guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4022A Store and retrieve spatial data


1 Store spatial data.

2 Access and retrieve spatial data.

3 Manage contingencies.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

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

  • knowledge of spatial data format and reference systems
  • applying data security and backup measures
  • creating a workable index system
  • managing contingencies
  • retrieving spatial data.

Assessment Tasks


Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Weight %

Assessment 1

Traverse survey at Yarra Bend


Assessment 2

Cadastral survey at Yarra Bend


Assessment 3



These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):


Assessment Mapping Matrix


Elements / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1X X
1.6 XX
2.1 XX
2.2 XX
3.1 XX
3.2 X 


To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.