Course Title: Determine client spatial requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

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
9925 8359

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 the outcomes required to Conduct design and set out survey 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 Conduct design and set out survey to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule

This teaching schedule is a clustered schedule for:

Determine client requirements
Design a project plan
Conduct design and setout survey
Complex engineering surveys

19Project 4 
20Project 4 
21Subdivision design/plan of survey  
22Subdivision design  
23Subdivision design  
24Subdivision design/plan of survey  P4 - control due
25Feature plan P4 - feature due
26Field notes

P4 - consultant fee

27Surveyors report  Proposal and CA, FN and SR due
28Neighbourhood context  
29Design response  
30Plan of subdivision  
31Plan of subdivision ODP, Neighbourhood and design due
32Major project week  
33Major project  
34Major project  
35Major project  
36Major project presentation at Yarra Bend  

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

This Assessments are clustered for:

Determine client requirements
Design a project plan
Conduct design and setout survey
Complex engineering surveys

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

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