Course Title: Collect and set out spatial data

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: GEOM5133C

Course Title: Collect and set out spatial data

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4336 - Certificate IV in Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Senior Educator: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Stephen Falzon
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: stephenjoseph.falzon@rmit.edu.au

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to collect data using basic global navigation satellite system (GNSS) equipment and to be able to use suitable software to communicate with a GNSS receiver. It requires the ability to combine technical application in a team environment with sound communication skills. Functions would be carried out under limited supervision and within organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4024A Collect and set out spatial data

Element:

1. Prepare for GNSS data collection

Element:

2. Collect GNSS data.

Element:

3. Finalise the collection process.

Element:

CPPSIS4025A Collect basic GNSS data - 1 Prepare for GNSS data collection.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 A data collection plan is developed, detailing key activities and timelines, which are scheduled with full consideration of the specifications and team activity.
1.2 Organisational GNSS survey requirements are complied with and recorded.
1.3 Equipment is prepared for the survey with consideration of the specific project parameters and requirements.
1.4 Designated responsibilities are communicated to and by relevant personnel to ensure clarity of understanding of the work and to provide a basis for ongoing data assessment.
 

Element:

CPPSIS4025A Collect basic GNSS data - 2 Collect GNSS data.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 GNSS equipment is operated according to manufacturer specifications and organisational guidelines.
2.2 Point positional data is collected and related to a reference system based on specifications.
2.3 GNSS data is collected using methodologies detailed in the data collection plan.
2.4 Conditions for obtaining optimum GNSS positions are determined.
2.5 Basic methods to improve the accuracy of GNSS point positioning are recognised and used.
2.6 GNSS measurements are validated and recorded on the reference system according to the project specifications.
2.7 Discrepancies between specifications and actual activities are identified and addressed.
2.8 OHS requirements are adhered to.
2.9 GNSS equipment is operated according to manufacturer specifications and organisational guidelines.
 

Element:

CPPSIS4025A Collect basic GNSS data - 3 Finalise the collection process.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Basic GNSS software is used to communicate with basic GNSS receivers.
3.2 GNSS software is used to determine required information.
3.3 Measured GNSS data is compared against design.
3.4 Checks are completed according to organisational requirements.
3.5 Required documentation is completed according to organisational guidelines.
3.6 Appropriate software is used to process the data in order to determine required information, according to organisational guidelines.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

  • collect data using basic global navigation satellite system (GNSS) equipment
  • store
  • be able to use suitable software to communicate with a GNSS receiver.

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.


Teaching Schedule

 

Session/DateTopicElementAssessment

5

18/07/14

 Introduction - Prepare for GNSS data collection 1 
6

15/08/14

 Collect GNSS data 2 

7

19/09/14

Collect GNSS data 2 Assessment 1

8

17/10/14

 Finalise the collection process 3Assessment 2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial

http://rmit.libguides.com/surveyingandspatial


Overview of Assessment

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

  • matching collection objectives with resources
  • accessing and interpreting basic design information to identify the components to be measured and monitored
  • performing basic measurements
  • reducing and manipulating GNSS data
  • recording and reporting non-conformity aspects
  • knowledge of GNSS data collection methods.

Assessment Tasks

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

 

Assessment

Weight

Assessment 1

Assignment 1

50%

Assessment 2

Assignment 2

50%

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

X

X

1.2

X

X

1.3

X

X

1.4

X

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

2.3

X

X

2.4

X

X

2.5

X

X

2.6

X

X

2.7

X

X

2.8

X

X

2.9

X

X

3.1

X

X

3.2

X

X

3.3

X

X

3.4

X

X

3.5

X

X

3.6

X

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.


Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment Task 1 – Assignment 1 Weight 50%
Assessment Task 2 – Assignment 2 Weight 50%

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.
CHD (80-100%): Competent with High Distinction
CDI (70-79%): Competent with Distinction
CC (60-69%): Competent with Credit
CAG (50-59%): Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC (<50%): Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit an assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

 

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final AssessmentSubmission Time
1,2,3Assessment 150%Session 7 - 19/9/2014
1,2,3Assessment 250%

Session 8 - 17/10/2014

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Spatial skills to:
       • exercise precision and accuracy in surveying computations
       • archive and retrieve spatial data
       • manage and manipulate spatial data 
       • manage files
       • solve problems relating to height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position in actual operational activity and virtual representation
• Apply the basic principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry
• Computing traverse data from field information
• Spatial reference systems
• Understanding and application of significance in calculations
 

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Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
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