Course Title: Prepare and present GIS data

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: GEOM5121C

Course Title: Prepare and present GIS data

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Senior Educator: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359

Teacher: William Ntuwah
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 99254445

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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare and present geographic information systems (GIS) data to meet user requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS4038A Prepare and present GIS data


1. Identify presentation deliverables.


2. Format data.


3. Present data, and review outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

• Collect spatial data
• Produce maps using GIS software

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

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements


Session 1

Introduction to ArcMap/GIS SoftwareElement 1, 2 
Session 2 Symbolising featuresElement 1, 2 
 Session 3  SMES dataset information for integration in GIS Element 1, 2

 Assessment 1

due 18/03/15

 Session 4

  Map underground utilities

 Element 1, 2,3 

 Session 5


 Get started with GIS

 Element 1, 2,3

 Assessment 2

due 22/04/15


Session 6



Organise maps

 Element 1, 2,3 


 Session 7



Exploring attribute tables

 Element 1, 2,3

 Assessment 3

due 27/05/15

 Session 8 

 Submit course certificate

 Element 1, 2,3

 Assessment 4

due 10/06/15

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

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


Weight %

Assessment 1

Assessment 1- GIS


Assessment 2

Assessment 2 - GIS


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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

























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

Assessment 1 due 18/03/15

Assessment 2 due 22/04/15

Assessment 3 due 27/05/15

Assessment 4 due 10/06/15

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment GEOM5121C Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessment Task 1 X X X X X   
Assessment Task 2 X X X X X X X 
Assessment Task 3 X X X X X X X 



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Special consideration:
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