Course Title: Apply land and planning law to surveying

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: CIVE7780C

Course Title: Apply land and planning law to surveying

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6129 - Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

             

Teacher: Stephen Falzon

School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 0194
Email: stephenjoseph.falzon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to assist surveyors to mark out urban structures and to identify urban lots and the improvements thereon. It requires the ability to determine land and planning law, collect and write specifications for appropriate documentation, and compile a plan to an approving authority suitable to accompany a development application. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5051A Apply land and planning law to surveying

Element:

1. Determine azimuth for identification and re-mark surveys.

Element:

2. Undertake a mark-out survey and fix front and rear corners, angles and line marks.

Element:

3. Meet local government building requirements.

Element:

4. Calculate an identification survey.

Element:

5. Prepare a draft survey report.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities:
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Projects

Undertake Case Studies - various scenarios provided and problem solving exercisesUndertake class activities

Online learning outside class


Teaching Schedule

2 hour lecture and activity weekly in lecture theatre with approximately 1 hour follow up outside class

Topic


LAND SETTLEMENT AND THE ROLE OF THE SURVEYOR
LAND TENURE
DEALINGS IN LAND
LAND ACQUISITION AND COMPENSATION
BOUNDARIES
ROADS
LAND SUBDIVISION
TEST

PLANNING

BUYING A PROPERTY
THE ROLE OF THE SURVEYOR GENERAL
PRINCIPLES OF RE-ESTABLISHMENT 1
PRINCIPLES OF RE-ESTABLISHMENT 2
REALIGNMENT OF BOUNDARIES – CASE STUDIES
REALIGNMENT OF BOUNDARIES – CASE STUDIES
REALIGNMENT OF BOUNDARIES – CASE STUDIES
ADVERSE POSSESSION – CASE STUDY
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Check the Library Subject Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

Assessment tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Written assessment and Test

30

Assessment 2

Case Study and Test

40

Assessment  3

Presentation

30


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

X

 

1.4

X

X

 

1.5

 

X

 

1.6

X

 

X

1.7

X

 

X

1.8

X

 

X

2.1

X

X

 

2.2

 

X

X

2.3

 

X

X

2.4

 

X

X

2.5

 

X

X

2.6

 

X

X

3.1

X

X

 

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

X

X

 

3.4

 

X

X

3.5

 

X

X

4.1

 

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

5.1

 

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

5.3

 

X

X

5.4

X

 

X

 To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 Test 1: (Land Law)                                               Due Week 8                         Weighting 30%
Meeting local government building requirements and survey statutory requirements.
Investigate legislative land law pertinent to surveying.

Assessment 2 Test 2: (Case studies- Land Law)                       Due Week 15                     Weighting 30%
Solve given case scenarios relating to boundary definition.
Calculation and multiple choice test approximately 10 questions.

AssessmentT 3 Portfolio bases assessment 3: (Planning Law)   Due Week 17                Weighting 40%


Assignment based on a given scenario, all documentation relating to assessment to be supplied in a portfolio. Town planning permits, zoning, contract of sale and section 32, identification survey, conveyancing, owners corporation, title search, service statutory requirements and costs, financial matters need to be addressed in portfolio.

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
 


Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1X X
1.2X X
1.3XX 
1.4XX 
1.5 X 
1.6X X
1.7X X
1.8X X
2.1XX 
2.2 XX
2.3 XX
2.4 XX
2.5 XX
2.6 XX
3.1 X 
3.2 XX
3.3 X 
3.4 XX

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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:
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:
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