Course Title: Digitally enhance and process image data

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4388 Certificate IV in Surveying

Course Title: Digitally enhance and process image data

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

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 enhance and process image data using digital techniques. The unit covers using remote sensing software to manipulate, enhance, classify and process data to reveal geographic patterns and relationships and improve resolution. Image data can be digital, multispectral scanner, or radar. Platforms can be aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles or satellites at low to high altitudes. The unit requires assessing the survey area and project specifications to determine the types and possible sources of image data to meet requirements.

The unit supports those who work in a spatial information services team in support positions, such as image analyst, geographic information system (GIS) analyst, GIS officer, or cartographer.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4026 Digitally enhance and process image data


1. Identify image data.

2. Process image data.

3. Finalise digital image enhancement tasks.

Learning Outcomes

See elements above

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

You must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency 


Task 1

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2