Course Title: Determine client spatial requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: GEOM5107C

Course Title: Determine client spatial requirements

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

+61 3 9925 8359

William Ntuwah
+61 3 9925 4445

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 clarify client needs and assess and document the capacity of the organisation to undertake required spatial work and confirm the deliverables with the client. It requires the ability to analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgements across a broad spatial context 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:

CPPSIS6003A Determine client spatial requirements


1. Determine client needs.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clients are assisted in defining their requirements in
relation to spatial information services.
1.2 Information on standards and guidelines to be used
is conveyed to the client in a clear, concise and
ethical manner.
1.3 Clear project specifications and work instructions
are prepared according to organisational guidelines.
1.4 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate
changes in client spatial requirements.


2. Assess organisational capacity to satisfy client needs.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Resource needs are determined to match project plan
and relevant personnel are consulted to ensure their
2.2 Higher authority endorsements are obtained where
necessary to ensure project is in line with
organisational priorities and capabilities.
2.3 All pertinent legal, statutory and industry
requirements and standards are researched and
considered in determining feasibility of project.
2.4 Contingencies and spatial technology requirements
are considered and outlined in project proposal where


3. Confirm and document requirements with client.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Client is provided with accurate and understandable
information on spatial data requirements in order to
make informed decisions.
3.2 Presentation of information to client is conducted
according to client needs and organisational
3.3 Proposed costs, processes, OHS considerations and
timelines are discussed and confirmed with client to
ensure clarity of understanding.
3.4 Any spatial data amendments are incorporated into
an amended work instruction.
3.5 Agreement to proceed is confirmed according to
organisational guidelines.
3.6 Contract is prepared and executed according to organisational guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led:
Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in determining client spatial requirements, clarifying client needs and assess and document the capacity of the organisation to undertake required spatial work and confirm the deliverables with the client.

Student led:

Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises. Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.
Compilation of Portfolio of examples of work, client reports, management reports and data management records.

Teaching Schedule

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

Week No.Topic deliveredAssessment/Task
1Job application Assignment 5%
2Job Interview 
3Public speaking Assignment 5%
4Representing your company 
5Learning styles 
6Factors in effective communication 
7Oral presentation 
8Using the telephone Assignment 10%
9Effective report writing 
10Business planning 
11Business planning Assignment 10%
12Business Structure 
13Accounting Documents Assignment 20%
14Accounting principles 
15Earning capacity and Financial stability&Financial performance 
16  TEST 50%

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Pride WM, Huges RJ and Kapoor JR (2005) Business, Eighth Ed Houghton Mifflin Co. New York.   Krizan, A. C. et al. (2008) Business Communication 8th ed. South-Western Pub Ohio


Other Resources

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

Observation, using a skills checklist of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical exercises within a simulated workplace project; including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives

Assessment Matrix


Element 1Determine client needsAssignment  1 & 2
Element 2Assess organisational capacity to satisfy client needs.Assignment 3 & 4
Element 3Confirm and document requirements with client.Assignment 5 & 6

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