Course Title: Plan and implement spatial projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: GEOM5158C

Course Title: Plan and implement spatial projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5368 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Indira Wittamperuma 

Teacher - Surveying

RMIT University - SVEHS
Building 51, Level 6, Room 10
80-92 Victoria Street
Carlton 3053, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9925 4176
Email: indira.wittamperuma@rmit.edu.au

 

Greg Patterson

Teacher - Surveying

RMIT University - SVEHS
Building 51, Level 6, Room 10
80-92 Victoria Street
Carlton 3053, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9925 9218
Email: gregory.patterson@rmit.edu.au    

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, implement and complete spatial projects to produce client-specified deliverables. The unit covers project planning processes to allocate and organise equipment, materials and resources; adhere to financial, administrative and legal requirements; and manage project risks and contingencies. The unit also covers designing, producing and validating spatial project deliverables and products. It requires the ability to interpret technical information relating to spatial products, and to communicate verbally and in writing with a range of project stakeholders.

The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, cartography, town planning, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5039 Plan and implement spatial projects

Element:

1. Develop spatial project plan.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Spatial project specifications and client requirements are identified and analysed, and then confirmed and clarified with appropriate persons .
1.2. Resources, equipment and materials are determined and organised according to project specifications and organisational requirements.
1.3. Appropriate persons are informed of their involvement in project, parameters of their responsibilities, and project communication processes.
1.4. Key activities and timelines are scheduled with full consideration given to project specifications, available resources, and organisational requirements.
1.5. Risk management and contingency strategies are incorporated into documented project plan to meet administrative, legal and organisational requirements.

Element:

2. Implement spatial project plan.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Project management mechanisms are implemented to monitor, record and report project progress in relation to project plan.
2.2. Computations and analysis are undertaken for spatial product development according to project specifications.
2.3. Project deliverables are designed and produced according to project specifications and project plan.
2.4. Metadata is created according to project specifications and organisational requirements.
2.5. Project deliverables are validated against project specifications and irregularities are identified, reported and resolved.

Element:

3. Monitor and complete spatial project.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Project is monitored against specifications and plan, and contingencies managed to ensure quality is maintained.
3.2. Actual expenditure is monitored to control costs according to organisational requirements.
3.3. Project is completed and checked to ensure compliance with specifications, plan and organisational requirements.
3.4. Project documentation is completed and outcomes are reported to appropriate persons.


Learning Outcomes


See elements above


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn:

  • legal requirements for accessing, using and storing spatial data, including data privacy and information copyright
  • methods for assessing and validating integrity of existing spatial datasets and dataset sources
  • organisational policies and procedures relating to:
  • budget and resource constraints
  • client service and stakeholder communication
  • completing records, reports and documentation
  • quality and industry standards relating to spatial products
  • techniques for managing risk to comply with administrative and legal requirements of spatial projects
  • project management tools, techniques and methodologies
  • project management techniques, including resource planning and costing
  • spatial data formats, structures and presentation methods
  • key features of spatial reference systems.

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.

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Teaching Schedule

 

Week

Classroom Topic

Assessment

1

Introduction to projects – Geodetic & WIL

Assessment 1 handed out

2

Section 1: Create a current Resume and Cover Letter

 

3

Section 2: Identify Suitable Employment Opportunities

 

4

Section 1: Meet with the client

Assessment 2 handed out

5

Section 2: Project Scope

 

6

Section 3: Risk Assessment

 

7

Section 4: Project Plan

 

8

Section 5: Complete project requirements

 

9

Section 6: Progress Reports

 

10

Section 7: Workflow Reflection

 

11

Assessment finalisation

Assessment 1 due Friday 25 September 2020

 12

Assessment 2 Section 3: During Workplace Integrated Learning

 

13

Assessment 2 Section 3: During Workplace Integrated Learning

 

14

Assessment 2 Section 4: project report. 

15

Assessment 2 Section 4: project report.

 

16

Assessment 2 finalisation

Assessment 2 due Friday 30 Oct 2020 

 




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts

Check the Library Subject Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency  

Assessment

Task 1

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2

 


Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Task 1

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2

 


Assessment Matrix

Element

Performance criteria

 

 

 

 

Assessment

Task 1: Project

Assessment

Task 2: WIL

1. Develop spatial project plan.

 

1.1. Spatial project specifications and client requirements are identified and analysed, and then confirmed and clarified with appropriate persons.

Section 2 (29), 4

 

 

1.2. Resources, equipment and materials are determined and organised according to project specifications and organisational requirements.

Section 1, 2

 

1.3. Appropriate persons are informed of their involvement in project, parameters of their responsibilities, and project communication processes.

Section 1, 2, 5

 

1.4. Key activities and timelines are scheduled with full consideration given to project specifications, available resources, and organisational requirements.

Section 5

 

1.5. Risk management and contingency strategies are incorporated into documented project plan to meet administrative, legal and organisational requirements.

Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

 

Element

Performance criteria

 

 

 

 

Assessment

Task 1: Project

Assessment

Task 2: WIL

2. Implement spatial project plan

2.1. Project management mechanisms are implemented to monitor, record and report project progress in relation to project plan.

Section 5

 

2.2. Computations and analysis are undertaken for spatial product development according to project specifications.

Section 5

 

2.3. Project deliverables are designed and produced according to project specifications and project plan.

Section 2, 5

 

2.4. Metadata is created according to project specifications and organisational requirements.

Section 5

 

2.5. Project deliverables are validated against project specifications and irregularities are identified, reported and resolved.

Section 5

 

3.1. Project is monitored against specifications and plan, and contingencies managed to ensure quality is maintained.

Section 6

 

3. Monitor and complete spatial project.

 

 

 

3.2. Actual expenditure is monitored to control costs according to organisational requirements.

Section 6

Section 3, 4

3.3. Project is completed and checked to ensure compliance with specifications, plan and organisational requirements.

Section 6

Section 3, 4

3.4. Project documentation is completed, and outcomes are reported to appropriate persons.

Section 6, 7

Section 3, 4

 

Other Information

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 Support: 

Study Support provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by Study Support 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 https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge 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 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 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 https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration to find more information about special consideration 

Academic Integrity: 


"Academic integrity means acting with the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in learning, teaching and research."

It means referencing the work of others while developing your own insights, knowledge and ideas.

Breaches of academic integrity include:

  • plagiarism and failure to correctly acknowledge sources
  • contract cheating or paying/getting another person to prepare an assignment
  • submitting work prepared by another person
  • copying other people’s work
  • cheating in exams
  • breaching the Research Code
  • using unauthorised materials or devices

Please Refer: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/academic-integrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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