Course Title: Design spatial information services project deliverables

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUSM6332C

Course Title: Design spatial information services project deliverables

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6098 - Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu
9925 8359

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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to analyse spatial requirements and design a product to meet client requirements. It requires the ability to analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgements across broad spatial project deliverables and accountability for personal and group outcomes. Functions will entail complying with and developing or amending organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6007A Design spatial information services project deliverables


1. Scope spatial design requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Client instructions are analysed to determine specific needs and spatial data requirements.

1.2 Spatial data requirements and constraints are identified through further consultation with client and outcomes are recorded according to organisational guidelines.

1.3 Site assessment is conducted, when required, to clarify the scope of the job and outcomes are recorded according to organisational guidelines.

1.4 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate changes in project delivery.


2. Plan spatial design project.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Project objectives, deliverables, constraints and principal work activities are defined and documented according to written spatial data specifications and client requirements.

2.2 Information is included in the plan relating to identified risks and contingencies, resources, technology details and techniques to be used to collect data in the specified format.

2.3 Information on the validation process is specified in the plan to verify the integrity of the required spatial data.

2.4 Design is interpreted to identify spatial data components to be controlled or monitored.

2.5 Hazards and risks in the work site are identified according to organisational guidelines and OHS and legislative requirements.

2.6 Pertinent legal and statutory standards are considered and adhered to.

2.7 Organisation of appropriate resources, equipment, materials and transport required for the project is designated to relevant personnel.

2.8 Research on background analysis is documented.


3. Analyse, compute and design.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Work is allocated to appropriate personnel and supervisory processes, checks and measures are implemented.

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 Calculations and analysis are undertaken for product development.

3.4 Design is prepared according to organisational and approving authorities’ guidelines and requirements.

3.5 Contingencies and constraints are managed to ensure project meets specifications.

3.6 Progress is reviewed throughout project life cycle, with agreed changes implemented to ensure consistency with client needs, project scope, objectives and constraints.

3.7 Quality assurance processes are implemented based on the project plan


4. Present analysis, computations and design.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Product is validated for presentation.

4.2 Outputs are validated against client requirements.

4.3 Metadata is created according to organisational guidelines.

4.4 Written specifications of design are communicated to relevant personnel and stored according to organisational guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to design spatial information services project deliverables and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Develop data management strategies to design spatial information services project deliverables to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is available in the Distributed Learning System (Blackboard). Refer to it for any changes or announcements.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of the simulated workplace project and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives.

Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.

Assessment will require demonstration of:

• Consistence performance of each element of the unit across a representative range of applications, autonomously and to requirements
• Performance criteria for each element of competence
• Underpinning knowledge and skills specified.

Assessment Matrix

The Assessment and Assessment Matrix are available in the Distributed Learning System (Blackboard). Refer to it for any changes or announcements.

Other Information

This is a new course in 2010.

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