Course Title: Produce spatial project deliverables

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GEOM5097C

Course Title: Produce spatial project deliverables

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5237 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services

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 surveying theory 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

Session      Topic
1                  Collect vertical control data - Local Datum
2                  Office work
3                  Collect vertical control data (Braced Quadrilateral network)
4                  Office work 
5                  Measurement with a steel band , Levelling (extended network)            
6                  Office work
7                  Collect horizontal control data (Total Station), Levelling
8                  Office work
9                  Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums)
10                Office work
11                Collect horizontal and vertical control data (Magnetic&Local Datums)
                       - extended network 
12                Office work
13               Collect Horizontal data of the irregular boundary
14               Office work
15               Grid levelling and contour plan
16               Office work
17               Examination
18               Project presentation and Evaluation

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.


Other Resources

Web Resources: - 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

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 the simulate workplace project 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.

Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.

Assessment will require demonstration of:

• Consistence performance of each element of the unit across a representative range of applications, autonomously and to requirements
• Performance criteria for each element of competence
• Underpinning knowledge and skills specified.

Context of Assessment:

This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.

Assessment Matrix

Element: 1 Develop the production plan - Assignment 1

Element: 2 Implement the production plan -  Assignment 1

Element: 3 Monitor and complete the process -  Assignment 2

Element: 4 Complete documentation - Assignment 3

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

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