Course Title: Produce spatial project deliverables

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GEOM5097C

Course Title: Produce spatial project deliverables

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5236 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Ntuwah

+61 3 99254445

Nominal Hours: 100

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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to deliver spatial product or service to meet client requirements, often in a supervisory capacity. It requires highly developed communication skills and the ability to apply in substantial depth skills and knowledge to a wide variety of spatial contexts to meet project deliverables. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5009A Produce spatial project deliverables


1 Develop the production plan

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Required spatial information services (SIS) project deliverables are confirmed with relevant personnel.
1.2 Resources, equipment and materials required are
determined and organised in consultation with
appropriate stakeholders.
1.3 Relevant personnel are informed of their involvement in the project, the parameters of their responsibilities, and team liaison processes.
1.4 Understanding of project requirements is ensured to enable ongoing assessment according to organisational guidelines.
1.5 All reasonable contingencies are considered in the development of a risk management plan.
1.6 Relevant legal, statutory and industry standards are considered and planned for.
1.7 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate changes in operating environment and equipment.
1.8 OHS issues are considered at all times.


2 Implement the production plan.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Project management mechanisms are implemented to measure, record and report progress of activities in relation to the agreed schedule and plans.
2.2 Computations and analysis are undertaken for product development.
2.3 Design is prepared according to project specifications and organisational guidelines.
2.4 Product is validated for presentation where appropriate.
2.5 Outputs are validated against client requirements.
2.6 Metadata is created according to organisational


3 Monitor and complete the process.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Monitoring processes are followed to ensure work accords with organisational quality assurance standards and project specifications.
3.2 Financial management guidelines and processes are implemented to monitor actual expenditure and to control costs.
3.3 Production process is amended to cater for any irregularities or breakdowns in production.
3.4 Product is checked to ensure it meets specifications.


4 Complete documentation.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Production documentation is completed according to organisational guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led:
Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to deliver spatial product or service to meet client requirements and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Develop data management strategies to determine suitable sources of information for the creation of new spatial data sets to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises. Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.
Compilation of Portfolio of examples of work, client reports, management reports and data management records.

Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.


Week No

Topic Delivered

Assessment/ Task

1Collect vertical control data - Local Datum Fieldwork, Comps & Report
2Collect vertical control data - Local Datum Fieldwork, Comps & Report
3Collect vertical control data (Braced Quadrilateral network) Fieldwork, Comps & Report
4Collect vertical control data (Braced Quadrilateral network) Fieldwork, Comps & Report
5Measurement with a steel band , Levelling (extended network)  Fieldwork, Comps & Report
6Measurement with a steel band , Levelling (extended network)  Fieldwork, Comps & Report
7Collect horizontal control data (Total Station), LevellingFieldwork, Comps & Report
8Collect horizontal control data (Total Station), LevellingFieldwork, Comps & Report
9Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums) Fieldwork, Comps & Report
10Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums)Fieldwork, Comps & Report
11Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums) -
extended network
Fieldwork, Comps & Report
12Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums) -
extended network
 Fieldwork, Comps & Report
13Collect Horizontal data of the irregular boundary Fieldwork, Comps & Report
14Collect Horizontal data of the irregular boundary Fieldwork, Comps & Report
15Building Set out Fieldwork, Comps & Report
16Building Set out Fieldwork, Comps & Report
17Portfolio submission Fieldwork, Comps & Report

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold.

References - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links. - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management. - Institute of Surveyors, Australia - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors. - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• determining precise data requirements
• applying cost considerations
• applying qualitative and quantitative measurements for a project
• assessing and acting upon contingencies
• communication and negotiation skills
• analysing data
• coordinating resources, equipment and personnel to achieve specified outcomes in a timely and efficient manner
• managing risks and contingencies
• working towards set targets
• understanding spatial project deliverables.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of Assignments and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives.

Assessment Matrix


Element 1Develop the production plan.Project 1
Element 2Implement the production plan Project 1
Element 3Monitor and complete the process Project 1
Element 4Complete documentation Project 1


Note: Assignment due dates will be issued on commencement of the course

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