Course Title: Design spatial networks and geocoding

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GEOM5113C

Course Title: Design spatial networks and geocoding

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: 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 and design spatial networks and geocoding. It requires the ability to apply wide-ranging specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills, a broad knowledge of spatial datasets 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:

CPPSIS6018A Design spatial networks and geocoding


1. Analyse and design networks.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appropriate application areas for networks are
determined according to organisational
requirements, project specifications and end user requirements.
1.2 Basic elements and shortest path algorithms are
incorporated in the design.
1.3 Representation of networks is determined.
1.4 Definition of a network is illustrated with examples,
incorporating the advantages and disadvantages of
different ways of representing a network.
1.5 OHS issues are considered at all times.
1.6 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate
changes in operating environment and equipment.


2. Conduct geocoding.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate data sources for geocoding are
determined according to organisational requirements,
project specifications and end user requirements.
2.2 Suitability and availability of data are verified with
the potential suppliers.
2.3 Constraints on use of spatial data are assessed
against specification.
2.4 Data is prepared for geocoding.
2.5 Addresses are matched with spatial locations.
2.6 Appropriate addressing methods are used.
2.7 Primitive codes are enhanced for geocoding.
2.8 Geocoding errors are resolved.


3. Validate outcome.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate network and geocoding procedures are
3.2 Outcome is validated in line with project
3.3 Procedures to refine model or analytical processes
are developed.
3.4 End user is consulted regarding suitability of the
outcome and amendments are negotiated as

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

Session Topic Comment/Assessment Tasks
1 - 8 February 2012 Introduction and Overview of Course  
2 - 15 February 2012 Analyse and design networks  
3 - 22 February 2012 Analyse and design networks  
4 - 29 February 2012 Analyse and design networks  
5 - 7 March 2012 Conduct geocoding Project Phase 1
6 - 14 March 2012
Conduct geocoding  
7 - 21 March 2012
Conduct geocoding  
8 - 28 March 2012 Conduct geocoding  
9 - 3 April 2012 Conduct geocoding  

Easter Break
10 - 13 April 2011 Conduct geocoding  
 11 - 20 April 2011 Conduct geocoding  
 12 - 4 May 2011
Conduct geocoding  
 13 - 11 May 2011
Conduct geocoding  
14 - 18 May 2011 Validate outcome  
15 - 25 May 2011 Validate outcome  
16 - 1 June 2011 Validate outcome  
17 - 6 June 2011 Validate outcome Project Phase 2
18 - 15 June 2011 Portfolio  

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 20%  - Week 5
2. Project Report   Weight 40%  - Week 17
3. Project Portfolio Weight 40%  - Week 18

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                   20%
Assignment Two       Element 1,2 and 3      40%
Project portfolio        Element 1,2 and 3 7    40%

Other Information

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Disability Liaison Unit:

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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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