Course Title: Design a spatial data storage system

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5237 Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Title: Design a spatial data storage system

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2010,
Term2 2011

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design a spatial data storage system. It requires the ability to apply theoretical spatial concepts to a range of situations in order to determine, create and facilitate acceptance by users of a suitable spatial data and attribute storage system. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5013A Design a spatial data storage system


1 Determine functional requirements

2 Create and test system design.

3 Formalise design acceptance.

4 Review the suitability of the spatial data storage system.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• assessing requirements
• devising and implementing a cost-effective, functional solution
• examining suitability of existing arrangements
• operational knowledge in a broad range of areas relating to data storage and knowledge management
• organising and prioritising activity
• performing a range of tasks where choice between a substantial range of options is required
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.