Course Title: Produce spatial project deliverables

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

Thierry Demathieu
03 9925 8359
William Ntuwah
03 9925 4445
Trent Rhodes

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

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, group/individual work on projects and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Surveying area.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 - 6/2/2012 Introduction to topic
Week 2 - 13/2/2012Develop the production plan
Week 3 - 20/2/2012Develop the production plan
Week 4 - 27/2/2012Implement the production plan.
Week 5 - 5/3/2012Implement the production plan.
Week 6 - 12/3/2012Labour day public holiday
Week 7 - 19/3/2012Complete documentation - Delivery of Assignment 1
Week 8 - 26/3/2012Develop the production plan
Week 9 - 2/4/2012Develop the production plan
Term Break - 9/4/2012Term Break
Week 10 - 16/4/2012Implement the production plan.
Week 11 - 23/4/2012Implement the production plan.
Week 12 - 30/4/2012Implement the production plan.
Week 13 - 7/5/2012Monitor and complete the process.
Week 14 - 14/5/2012Monitor and complete the process
Week 15 - 21/5/2012Complete documentation - Delivery of Assignment 2
Week 16 - 28/5/2012Revision
Week 17 - 4/6/2012Test
Week 18 - 11/6/2012Queen’s birthday public holiday

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

Refer to:

Engineering Surveying [electronic resource] Schofield, W.: 6th ed.: Burlington : Elsevier, 2007.
Online access: Available on EBL : Ebook Library
3 print copies at 526.9 S367 Carlton Library

New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice [electronic resource] Main Author: Cartlidge, Duncan
2nd ed. Burlington : Elsevier, 2006.
Online access: Available on EBL : Ebook Library
1 print copy at 692.5 C327 Carlton Library

Print books:

Advanced engineering surveying: problems and solutions / Shepherd, F. A.: London : Edward Arnold, 1981.
Swanston Library 526.902462 S548 3 copies
(The above title was cited in the previous implementation plan for Cert III in Spatial Information Services in 2004. However this is a fairly old title (1981) and it seems to be out of print)

Elementary surveying: Elfick, Michael. and Brinker, Russell: 9th ed.: London: HarperCollins, 1994.
1 copy at 526.9 E38 Carlton & Swanston Library,2&Search%5FArg=elementary%20surveying%20brinker&Search%5FCode=GKEY%5E&SL=None&CNT=25&SID=1

(The above title was cited in the previous implementation plan for Cert III in Spatial Information Services in 2004. However this is a fairly old title (1994) and there isn’t an updated edition of it.)

Elementary surveying : an introduction to geomatics / Wolf, Paul R.: 11th ed.: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice Hall, 2006
526.9 W855

Elementary surveying: an introduction to geomatics, Ghilani, Charles D, 12th ed., Upper Saddle River Prentice Hall Ptr, 2008
1 Copy Ordered 25-07-2008 for Carlton
Swanston Library at 526.9 W855

Guidelines for surveying soil and land resources /: 2nd ed.: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2008.
2 copies Carlton Library at 631.4794 G946, 1 at Swanston.

Principles of geospatial surveying / Allan, A. L.: Caithness, Whittles Pub. ; Boca Raton, FL : Distributed in North America by CRC Press, c2007.
1 copy Carlton and Swanston Libraryat 526.9 A417

Surveying : principles and applications / Kavanagh, Barry F.: 8th ed.: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2009.
2 copies on order, previous 7th edition held at 526.9 K21 (1 copy Carlton and Swanston)

Surveying and engineering: principles and practice, Paul Watson et al, Oxford, Blackwell, 2008
1 copy at Swanston 690 S963

Surveying for engineers.: UREN, J: 4TH ED.: BASINGSTOKE PALGRAVE MACMILLAN 2006:
Location: Bundoora Library
Order Information: 2 Copies Ordered 25-07-2008
Already ordered for Carlton Library.

Surveying with construction applications
Carlton Library 1 Copy Ordered 13-06-2008
Swanston Library at 526.9 K21

Surveying for construction ,Irvine William, Maidenhead, McGraw Hill , 2006
2 Copies Ordered 25-07-2008,1&Search%5FArg=surveying%20for%20construction&Search%5FCode=TALL&SL=None&CNT=25&SID=3
(This was in the previous implementation plan)

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

You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:

1. Assessment 1 - Assignment 1                -Weight 30% -Due Week 7
2. Assessment 2 - Project                             - Weight 30% - Due Week 15
3. Assessment 3 - Test                                 -Weight 40%  - on Week 17

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

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task Element
Assignment 1Element 1,2,3,4
ProjectElement 1,2,3,4
TestElement 1,2,3,4

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