Course Title: Determine client spatial requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

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
03 9925 8359
William Ntuwah
03 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

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, and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Surveying and Spatial area. 

Teaching Schedule


19Introduction and Overview of Course 
20Determine client needs 
21Determine client needs 
22Determine client needs 
23Determine client needsProject Business Development Phase 1
24Assess organisational capacity to satisfy client needs 
25Assess organisational capacity to satisfy client needs 
26Assess organisational capacity to satisfy client needs 
27Assess organisational capacity to satisfy client needs 
28Confirm and document requirements with client 
29Confirm and document requirements with client 
30Confirm and document requirements with client 
31Confirm and document requirements with clientProject Business Development Phase 2
32Case study
33Case study 
34Case study 
35Case study presentationProject Business Development Presentation

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. Assignment       Weight 30%  - Week 23
2. Assignment       Weight 30%  - Week 31
3. Presentation      Weight 40%  - Week 35

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                      25%
Assignment Two       Element 2 and 3            25%
Presentation             Element 1, 2 and 3        50%


Other Information

Study and learning Support:

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
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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.

Special consideration:

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Other Information:

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