Course Title: Conduct an advanced GNSS data collection and set out survey

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: GEOM5116C

Course Title: Conduct an advanced GNSS data collection and set out survey

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5320 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Toby Manning

School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Sciences (SVEHS)
Ph: 03 9925 8359
Email: toby.manning@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) surveys for both data collection and engineering set outs, as related to an engineering/construction environment. It requires the ability to interpret and analyse information and apply technical skills. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5047A Conduct an advanced GNSS data collection and set out survey

Element:

1. Prepare for the survey.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Key activities and timelines are scheduled with full consideration of the specifications and available resources.

1.2 Organisational GNSS survey requirements are identified, complied with and recorded.
1.3 Equipment is prepared for the survey with consideration of the specific project parameters and requirements.
1.4 Existing survey control data is obtained and validated.
1.5 Set out data is collated, validated, manipulated as required, and uploaded into the GNSS receiver.
1.6 Designated staff responsibilities are communicated to relevant personnel to ensure clarity of understanding of the work and provide a basis for ongoing assessment.

Element:

2. Conduct the survey.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 GNSS equipment is operated according to manufacturer specifications and organisational guidelines.

2.2 GNSS survey is related to a reference system based on survey requirements.
2.3 GNSS data is collected using methodologies detailed in the data collection plan according to specifications.
2.4 OHS requirements are planned for and adhered to.
2.5 Quality assurance processes are adhered to according to organisational guidelines.

Element:

3. Finalise the survey.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate software is used to process the data according to organisational guidelines to determine required information.
3.2 Validation checks are completed according to project specifications.
3.3 Discrepancies between specifications and the actual data collected are identified and evaluated.
3.4 Required documentation is completed according to organisational guidelines


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to conduct global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) surveys for both

  • data collection
  • engineering set outs

as related to an engineering/construction environment

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.
 


Teaching Schedule

Assessment 1 of 3: Feature survey of toilet blockAssessment 1 of 3: Feature survey of toilet block

Week/DateTopicElementAssessment
 19 Introduction 1,2,3 
 20Feature survey of 2 ovals using Juno GPS 1,2 
 22Feature survey of 2 ovals using GPS-RTK 1,2 
 24Assessment 1 of 3: Feature survey of toilet block 3 
 26Assessment 1 of 3: Feature survey of toilet block 3 Assessment 1
BREAK TERM BREAK 1,2,3 
 28 Building design and set out survey using GPS-RTK 1,2,3 
 30 Subdivision design and set out survey using GPS-RTK 1,2,3 
 32Subdivision and building design and set out survey using GPS-RTK 1,2,3 
 34Assessment 2 of 3: Advanced GNSS set out survey 3Assessment 2
 36Assessment 3 of 3: Portfolio 3Assessment 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial

http://rmit.libguides.com/surveyingandspatial


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment Task

Weight %

Assessment 1

Set-Out Assessment

30

Assessment 2

Test

40

Assessment 3

Portfolio

30

 

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

 

 

1.2

X

X

 

1.3

X

X

 

1.4

X

X

 

1.5

 

X

X

1.6

X

 

X

2.1

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

 

2.3

X

X

 

2.4

X

X

 

2.5

 

X

 

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

 

X

3.4

X

 

X

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment Task 1 – Assignment - Advanced GNSS data collection
Assessment Task 2 – Assignment - Advanced GNSS set out survey
Assessment Task 3 – Portfolio

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

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.
CHD (80-100%): Competent with High Distinction
CDI (70-79%): Competent with Distinction
CC (60-69%): Competent with Credit
CAG (50-59%): Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC (<50%): Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit an assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

 

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final Assessment
 1,2,3 Assignment 30%
 1,2,3 Assignment 30%
 1,2,3 Test 40%

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Literacy skills to  assess,  use workplace information and  manage information
Read and write technical reports
Numeracy skills to analyse errors, record with accuracy and precision
Safe work practices
Surveying equipment requirements for data capture and data set out
Surveying reference systems
Surveying data capture and data set out methodologies technology skills to  use instruments as part of engineering surveying projects
Engineering-related tasks and associated computations
Spatial skills to display proficiency in the operation of surveying equipment  and  exercise precision and accuracy in relation to spatial and aspatial data design
Archive and retrieve spatial data, manage and manipulate spatial data

 

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.
 

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre  to find more information about Study and Learning Support.
 

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.
 

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
 

Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  to find more information about special consideration.
 

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity  to find more information about plagiarism.
 

Email Communication:

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