Course Title: Conduct geodetic surveying

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: GEOM5119C

Course Title: Conduct geodetic surveying

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: William Ntuwah

School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Sciences
Ph: 03 9925 4445
Email: william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct geodetic surveying. It requires the ability to use triangulation, trigonometric heighting and electronic distance measuring (EDM) traversing. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5058A Conduct geodetic surveying

Element:

1. Organise project resources for geodetic surveying.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Geodetic surveying task objectives are    defined.

1.2 Characteristics of the operating environment and any special equipment or resource requirements are identified according to organisational guidelines.
1.3 Higher authority endorsements are obtained where necessary to ensure resources and equipment operation comply with project specifications and organisational priorities.
1.4 Equipment is checked to be in good working order, according to manufacturer specifications.
1.5 Project objectives comply with relevant legislation and company policy.

Element:

2. Plan geodetic surveying.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Project objectives, principal work activities and constraints are defined and documented according to surveying data specification and client requirements.

2.2 Design is interpreted to identify surveying data.
2.3 Relevant reference surface and projection plane are selected for the geodetic components.
2.4 Requirements for survey control, including precise traverse, allowable angle, linear miscloses, triangulation and modern technology are determined.
2.5 Trigonometrical heighting and calculations are conducted using appropriate formulas.
2.6 Appropriate items or equipment required to carry out a precise EDM traversing are used to establish survey control.
2.7 Agreed communication processes between project, client and other stakeholders are implemented and maintained.
2.8 OHS and legislative requirements are incorporated into project risk management.
2.9 Pertinent legal and statutory standards are researched, considered and adhered to.

Element:

3. Manage and monitor the project.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Work is scheduled and allocated to be completed within time available.

3.2 Project management mechanisms are implemented to measure, record and report progress of activities in relation to the agreed schedule and plans.
3.3 Identified surveying components are accurately measured.
3.4 Measured surveying data is reduced to project surveying reference system for comparison with design.
3.5 Measurements are validated and recorded according to project specifications.
3.6 Agreed communication processes between project, client and other stakeholders are implemented and maintained.
3.7 Contingencies and constraints are managed to ensure project meets specifications.
3.8 OHS requirements are adhered to throughout the survey.
3.9 Quality assurance processes are implemented based on the project plan.

Element:

4. Finalise the project.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Relevant personnel are informed of the results according to organisational guidelines.
4.2 Required documentation is completed according to organisational guidelines.
4.3 Surveying data is archived according to project and organisational specifications


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to use:

  •  triangulation,
  • trigonometric heighting
  • electronic distance measuring (EDM) traversing 

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

 

Session/DateTopicElementAssessment
 21

 
 Bring MGA to light pole points using Resection 1,2,3,4 Activity 1
 23

 
 Bring MGA to PMs using Resection

 

 1,2,3,4 Activity 2
 25

 
 Field Test 1,2,3,4 Assessment 1 40%
 Break Break  
 27

 
 Height of light pole at YB Resection and determine height 4 light poles and compare results 1,2,3,4 Activity 3
 29

 
 Traversing between Permanent marks 1,2,3,4 Activity 4
 31

 
 Determine the height of a building 1,2,3,4 Activity 5
 33
 
 Field Test 1,2,3,4 Assessment 2
40%
 
 35

 
 Portfolio submission 1,2,3,4 Assessment 3 due - 20%
 36
 
 Feedback on Portfolio 1,2,3,4 


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

Weight

Assessment 1

Field test 1

40%

Assessment 2

Field test 2

40%

Assessment 3

Portfolio

20%

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

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

X

 

 

1.5

 

X

X

2.1

 

X

X

2.2

X

X

 

2.3

X

 

X

2.4

X

X

 

2.5

 

X

X

2.6

X

X

X

2.7

 

X

X

2.8

X

X

 

2.9

 

X

X

3.1

X

 

X

3.2

X

X

 

3.3

X

X

 

3.4

X

X

X

3.5

X

X

X

3.6

 

X

X

3.7

 

X

X

3.8

X

X

X

3.9

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

 

4.2

X

X

 

4.3

 

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 – FIeld test 40%
Assessment Task 2 – Field test 40%
Assessment Task 3 – Portfolio 20%

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
 1,2,3,4 FIeld test 40%
  1,2,3,4 FIeld test 40%
  1,2,3,4 Portfolio 20%

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Solve problems relating to height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position in actual operational activity and virtual representation
Numeracy skills to  undertake complex computations
Manage and manipulate spatial data
Research and evaluate to source surveying and spatial information services (SSIS) educational information
Vocational issues involving relevant reference surface and relevant projection surface
Industry requirements and standards
Reference surfaces and projection planes and relationships between different surfaces
Fundamental algebra, geometry and  trigonometry principles
 

 

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• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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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.
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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:

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