Course Title: Develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: GEOM5120C

Course Title: Develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval

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: Stephen Falzon

School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Sciences
Ph: 03 9925 0194
Email: stephenjoseph.falzon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

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 develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval. It requires the ability to determine, collect and write specifications for appropriate documentation and compile a plan to accompany a development application to an approving authority. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5044A Develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval

Element:

1. Identify nature and type of service requests.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Requests are assessed to establish if they are within the jurisdiction and ability of the building or planning area of relevant authority.
1.2 Requests are assessed to establish necessity for compliance with statutory requirements.
1.3 Time required to service requests is established to identify if an immediate response is required.
1.4 Requests requiring additional research are prioritised and recorded to ensure important matters are finalised promptly.

Element:

2. Research information relevant to service requests.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Accurate research and action are undertaken in order of priority to obtain required information.
2.2 Information is collated to enable preparation of a satisfactory response.
2.3 Professional advice is identified and incorporated where appropriate.

Element:

3. Develop a submission for the request.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Base plan and draft subdivision or development proposal are prepared using current design guidelines.
3.2 Development process and appropriate application documentation are explained to the client.
3.3 Physical constraints and environmental impact of the development are incorporated into the application.
3.4 Availability of existing services and costs of supply are investigated.
3.5 Local government and utility authority contributions are determined.
3.6 Engineering aspects in subdivision design are considered and documented appropriately according to local government requirements.
3.7 Response is prepared according to OHS and legislative requirements, and organisational guidelines.
3.8 Pertinent legal and statutory standards are considered and adhered to.

Element:

4. Monitor approval process.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assessment criteria for approval are further examined.
4.2 Advertising and exhibition requirements are observed.
4.3 Approval or refusal outcomes are reviewed according to organisational guidelines.

Element:

5. Communicate information and advice.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Written information and advice provided are clear and concise to minimise the need for follow-up action.
5.2 Verbal advice is presented clearly and in a courteous manner to minimise the need for follow-up action.
5.3 Advice is recorded according to organisational guidelines.
5.4 Rights of appeal are explained to the client where appropriate.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

  • determine,
  • collect and
  • write specifications

for appropriate documentation and compile a plan to accompany a development application to an approving authority.

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
 19
08-Jul
 
 O - Outline of course, Portfolio requirements,
What is a title? What is freehold land as distinct from Crown land? – LASSI, SMES, LANDATA, SPEAR
Brief on Survey sites allocated - TBM and station requirements,

F - Field survey planning and reconnaissance, locate TBM adjacent to site and connect to AHD


O – Preparatory Plan preparation, feature survey, FN and PS templates,
Closure programs

 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 20
15-Jul
 
 Survey Practice Handbook and Surveyor General Practice Directives, LASSI notations – OP, PS, PC, LP, TP, RE, BP, AP SMES notations – PM, PCM, PSM, 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc order, PM sketch plan and report
Survey Briefing

F – Establish and level stations, Undertake feature survey


O - Feature survey data reduction and plan production

 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 21
22-Jul
 
 O - Reestablishment Principles – Office and Field Practices, 3 methods of boundary definition Case Studies
Suitable bearing datum, why survey bearings are on datum survey bearings initially and not MGA

F – Identify boundary extents, Locate control for cadastral survey, Commence cadastral survey of whole of land to be subdivided with connections


O – Finalise feature survey plan production with boundary dimensions overlay

 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 22
29-Jul
 
 
O – Finalise feature survey plan production with boundary dimensions overlay

O – Design requirements of subdivision, The outline development plan design, existing conditions and subdivision, Planning requirements and zoning restrictions, Clause 56, heritage, flooding,


F – Complete cadastral surround survey and road connection


O - Prepare Plans

 

 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment 1
Undertake a Feature and Boundary Survey and Prepare Plan
Assessment 2 Prepare Development Plan
 23
05-Aug
 

 O – Interpretation of fieldnotes


F – Connect to MGA, Peg site boundary


O - Prepare Plans

 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 24
12-Aug
 

 O - Reestablishment Priinciples, Plan of Subdivision approval process – Council and Titles Office, compute subdivisional lot boundary adoptions


F – Mark subdivision lots

O - Prepare Plans
 

 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment 3
Mark Subdivision Lots and Produce Subdivisional Plan and Fieldnotes
 
 25
19-Aug
 

 O – Test 1 Reestablishment Principles


F – Test 2 Reestablishment Survey


O – Assessments 1, 2 & 3


Portfolio 1

 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 26
26-Aug
 
  O – Finalise assessment Urban - feedback 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment Urban - 50%
 BREAKBREAK  
 27
09-Sep
 

 O – Boundaries, Briefing – survey reestablishment, examining fieldnotes, finding marks from datum survey


F - Reconnaissance, commence locating freeway fence in relation to control marks and sufficient spot levels over open area (not NMIT) for production of contours


O – Go into land.vic.gov.au and obtain aerial image of whole of Site 4 with contours to be incorporated in surround survey, commence plotting of boundaries of Fairfield and NMIT from OPs on blackboard


 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 28
16-Sep
 

 O – Survey Practice Handbook and Surveyor General Practice Directives
Briefing, Understanding a title , Plan of Subdivision and fieldnotes
 


F – Finalise spot levels, Establish cadastral survey datum, commence control traverse survey and locate all RMs indicated


O – Finalise plots of OPs and incorporate aerial imagery, levels from map and survey levels on a Plan format, Commence plot of control survey traverse on fieldnotes proforma

 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 29
23-Sep
 

 O - Reestablishment principles Design requirements of subdivision, open space contribution, The outline development plan design, existing conditions and subdivision


F – Continue control traverse survey and find all RMs indicated. Locate fence posts and offsets at every corner and bend in boundary. Also locate brick wall on the northern boundary of the NMIT site.

O - Plan preparation


 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 
30
30-Sep
 
 O - Reestablishment Principles – Case Study 2
Suitable bearing datum

F – Continue control traverse survey and find all RMs indicated. Locate fence posts and offsets at every corner and bend in boundary
O - Prepare Plans
 
 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment 4
Undertake a Feature and Boundary Survey and Prepare Plan
 
 31
07-Oct
 

 O - Reestablishment Priinciples

F – Finalise control traverse survey and find all RMs indicated. Locate fence posts and offsets at every corner and bend in boundary. Check closures.
O - Prepare Plans
 

 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment 5
Prepare Development Plan
 
 32
14-Oct
 

 O - Reestablishment Priinciples, Plan preparation


F – Connect survey to MGA using 3 control marks


O - Prepare Plans

 

 1,2,3,4,5 
 33
21-Oct
 

 O - Computation and plan preparation, Quality controls - audits


F - Extra measurements to check measurements and finalise plan


O - Finalise Plans

 

 1,2,3,4,5 
34
28-Oct
 

O – Finalise plans


O – Test 3 Reestablishment Principles


F – Test 4 Reestablishment

 

 1,2,3,4,5Assessment 6 Produce Subdivisional Plan and Fieldnotes
35
04-Nov
 

O – Assessments 4, 5 & 6

O - Public holiday

 1,2,3,4,5 
36
11-Nov

Portfolio 2

Feedback on Portfolio

 

 1,2,3,4,5 


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

Test - Office reestablishment principles

12.5

Assessment 2

Test - Field reestablishment principles

12.5

Assessment 3

Portfolio - Feature survey, boundary plan, Development plan, Abstract of field records, Subdivisional plan

25

Assessment 4

Test - Office Reestablishment Principles

12.5

Assessment 5

Test - Field Reestablishment Survey

12.5

Assessment 6

Portfolio - Feature survey, boundary plan, Development plan, Subdivisional Plan

25

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Assessment 4

Assessment 5

Assessment 6

1.1

X

 

 

X

 

 

1.2

X

 

 

X

 

 

1.3

X

 

 

X

 

 

1.4

 

X

 

 

X

 

2.1

X

 

 

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

 

X

X

 

2.3

X

 

 

X

 

 

3.1

 

 

X

 

 

 

3.2

 

X

X

 

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

 

 

 

3.4

 

X

X

 

 

 

3.5

 

 

X

 

 

 

3.6

 

 

X

 

 

X

3.7

 

X

X

 

X

 

3.8

 

 

X

 

 

 

4.1

 

 

 

 

X

X

4.2

 

 

X

 

 

X

4.3

 

 

X

 

 

X

5.1

 

 

X

 

 

X

5.2

 

 

 

 

X

X

5.3

 

 

X

 

 

X

5.4

 

 

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 – 2 Feature Survey and Boundary Plans
Assessment Task 2 – 2 Development Plans
Assessment Task 3 – 2 Subdivisional Plan and Fieldnotes
Assessment Task 4 – 2 Tests - Office Reestablishment Principles
Assessment Task 5 – 2 Tests - Field Reestablishment Survey
Assessment Task 6 – 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 Submission Time
 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment Task 1 – 2 Feature Survey and Boundary Plans8% Week 24 & Week 30
 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment Task 2 – 2 Development Plans8% Week 24 & Week 32
 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment Task 3 – 2 Subdivisional Plan and Fieldnotes9% Week 26 & Week 34
 1,2,3,4,5 Assessment Task 4 – 2 Tests - Office Reestablishment Principles25% Week 26 & Week 35
1,2,3,4,5Assessment Task 5 – 2 Tests - Field Reestablishment Survey25%Week 26 & Week 35
1,2,3,4,5Assessment Task 6 – Portfolio25%Week 26 & Week 35

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Understanding of errors, accuracy and precision in technical reporting
Computer skills to complete business documentation
Initiative and enterprise skills to  interpret project and technical requirements,  translate requirements into design
Spatial skills to  exercise precision and accuracy in relation to spatial and aspatial data design

 Archive and retrieve spatial data
Manage and manipulate spatial data and  manage files
Organisational policies and guidelines, such as OHS guidelines
Industry standards relating to subdivision survey design and local government data formats

 

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