Course Title: Monitor and control the spatial components of projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GEOM5098C

Course Title: Monitor and control the spatial components of projects

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

Nominal Hours: 60

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 monitor and control the spatial components of projects, often in a supervisory capacity. It requires the ability to analyse and plan monitoring approaches to technical issues and management requirements. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5011A Monitor and control the spatial components of projects


1 Plan the task.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design is interpreted to identify spatial components to be monitored or controlled.
1.2 Design is checked for internal consistencies.
1.3 Stakeholders are identified and consulted regarding task requirements according to organisational guidelines.
1.4 Project resources are identified and obtained.
1.5 Pertinent legal and statutory requirements and standards are researched, considered and adhered to.
1.6 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate changes in project delivery.


2 Execute the task

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Measured spatial data is reduced to project spatial reference system for comparison with design.
2.2 Impacts of contingencies are effectively managed.
2.3 Measurements are validated and recorded according to project specifications.
2.4 Checks are completed according to requirements.
2.5 OHS requirements are planned for and adhered to.


3 Finalise the task.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Results are documented according to project specifications.
3.2 Relevant parties are informed of the results according to organisational guidelines.
3.3 Spatial data is archived according to project specifications.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

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

Teaching Schedule


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

Week No

Topic Delivered

Assessment/ Task

1 - 6/2/2012Introduction to the topic 
2 - 13/2/2012Plan the task - OH&S and Drafting principles 
3- 20/2/2012Plan the property drafting & Setout plan 
4- 27/2/2012Execute the task - Property drafting & Setout plan 
5- 5/3/2012Execute the task - Property drafting & Setout plan Assessment 1
6- 12/3/2012Labour day 
7- 19/3/2012Plan the task - Plan the Plan of subdivision drafting 
8- 26/3/2012Execute the task - Plan of subdivision drafting 
9- 2/4/2012Execute the task - Plan of subdivision drafting 
10- 16/4/2012Finalise the task - Plan of subdivision drafting Assessment 2
11- 23/4/2012Plan the task - Plan the Abstract of Field Records drafting 
12- 30/4/2012Execute the task - Abstract of Field Records drafting 
13- 7/5/2012Execute the task - Abstract of Field Records drafting 
14- 14/5/2012Execute the task - Abstract of Field Records drafting 
15- 21/5/2012Finalise the task - Abstract of Field Records drafting Assessment 3
16- 28/5/2012Revision 
17- 4/6/2012TestAssessment 4
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.


Web Resources: - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links. Learning Modules - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management. - Institute of Surveyors, Victoria - Surveying and Spatial Science Institute - 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:
• ability in spatial data reduction and manipulation
• accessing and interpreting design information to identify the components to be measured and monitored
• performing measurements
• planning resources
• relating to people with a range of physical and mental abilities
• managing contingencies
• communication skills to consult and negotiate with consultants and staff, recommend alternative ways of completing tasks, discuss changes in routine and procedures, and monitor and define objectives
• flexibility and ability to anticipate problems and modify systems and practices accordingly
• problem-solving skills to choose appropriate solutions from a range of possible alternatives
• time management skills using a range of planning tools.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:
1. Observation      Weight 20%  - Week 5
2. Observation      Weight 20%  - Week 10
3. Observation      Weight 20%  - Week 15
4. Test                    Weight 40% - Week 17

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CAG 50 – 59% Competence Achieved -Graded
CC  60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

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

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task       Element                     Percentage loading

Obseration One        Element 1, 2, and 3       10%
Observation Two      Element 1, 2, and 3        10%
Observation Three   Element 1, 2, and 3         10%
Test                             Element 1, 2, and 3       50%

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