Course Title: Design spatial information services project deliverables

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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
03 9925 8359
William Ntuwah
03 9925 4445
Stephen Falzon
03 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.


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

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, site visits, and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Surveying and Spatial area.

Teaching Schedule

SessionTopicComment/Assessment Tasks
1 - 6 February 2012Introduction and Overview of Course 
2 - 13 February 2012Scope spatial design requirements
3 - 20 February 2012Plan spatial design project
4 - 27 February 2012Plan spatial design project
5 - 5 March 2012Analyse, compute and design
6 - 12 March 2012
Labour day public holiday
7 - 19 March 2012
Analyse, compute and design 
8 - 26 March 2012Present analysis, computations and design
9 - 2 April 2012Present analysis, computations and designProject Cadastral Phase 1 - Rural

Easter Break 
10 - 16 April 2012Scope spatial design requirements 
 11 - 23 April 2012Plan spatial design project 
 12 - 30 April 2012
Plan spatial design project 
 13 - 7 May 2012
Analyse, compute and design 
14 - 14 May 2012Analyse, compute and design 
15 - 21 May 2012Present analysis, computations and design Project Cadastral Phase 2 - Urban
16 - 28 May 2012Revision
17 - 4 June 2012Test 
18 - 11 June 2012Queen’s birthday public holiday 

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

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:
1. Project Phase 1      Weight 30%  - Week 9
2. Project Phase 2      Weight 30%  - Week 15
3. Test                           Weight 40%  - Week 17

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CAG 50 – 59% Competence Achieved -Graded
CC  60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task       Element                     Percentage loading

Assignment One      Element 1, 2, 3 and 4      30%
Project Report          Element 1, 2, 3 and 4       30%
Test                            Element 1, 2, 3 and 4       40%

Other Information

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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.

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