Course Title: Prepare budgets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: ACCT5183C

Course Title: Prepare budgets

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6065 - Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact : Stephen Larsen Program Coordinator

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4742

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu - spatial teacher - (03) 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 applies to all types of budgets

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PRSIR27A Prepare budgets


Analyse current position

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Historical data on income and expenditure are considered
2.2 The impact on current asset status and plans is assessed
2.3 Trends in income and expenditure are established and causes recognised


Forecast income and expenditure

Performance Criteria:

3.1 All parameters relevant to forecast period are assessed for impact on projected position
3.2 An appropriate allowance for variation and contingency is built into forecasts
3.3 Forecasts are realistic and backed by reliable evidence


Identify context for budget

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Links between the budget and organisation business plans are identified
1.2 Purpose and intended use of the budget are identified
1.3 Opportunities and constraints on budget formation are assessed
1.4 Format and content requirements are identified to ensure compliance with company and legislative requirements


Prepare final budget

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Comments on draft budget are considered and relevant parties are advised of implications
5.2 Required modifications to draft budget are agreed and incorporated
5.3 Proposed budget is completed in required format within required timeframe
5.4 Relevant people are informed of budget requirements in a timely and precise manner


Prepare working budget

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The draft budget is in an appropriate format, is clear, accurate and easily understood by users
4.2 The financial requirements of the company are accurately reflected in the draft budget
4.3 Income and expenditure estimates are clearly identified and are supported by valid, reliable and relevant information
4.4 Budget proposals are consistent with organisation objectives and ensure efficient and effective operation of the company
4.5 The budget proposals are realistic and achievable
4.6 The working budget is completed within required timeframe
4.7 The working budget is circulated to relevant parties for comment

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led :

Computer Lab, classroom or tutorial instruction in the requirements and related tasks associated with developing and implementing a business plan including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Maintain client and staff dealings using written, oral and/or electronic communications.

Organise management strategies to prepare budgets to industry standards.

Carry out individual exercises comprising research, planning, analysis, computations, data compilation, appraisal and presentation.

Compilation of Portfolio of the business plan development and implementation, examples of work, management reports and data management records.

Teaching Schedule

Session1: Introduction to Remote Sensing -1
Session2: Introduction to Remote Sensing -2
Session3: Introduction to Remote Sensing - 3
Session4: Introduction to image analysis
Session5: Multispec
Session6: Clustering
Session7: Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) techniques using Multispec
Session8: Change Detection
Session9: Cyrax 3D Laser Scanning System
Session10: Introduction to Photogrammetry
Session11: Aerial photographs
Session12: Parallax
Session13: Stereovision-stereoscopes
Session14: Mosaics
Session15: Control
Session16: Ground_Control_Targets
Session17: Revision
Session18: Presentation

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Acts and Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
A Bannister and S Raymond, Surveying, 6th edition, 1992, Pitman
Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Elementary Surveying, 9th edition, 1994, Harper Collins
F A Shepard, Advanced Engineering Surveying problems and solutions, Arnold.

William Irvine, Surveying for Construction, McGraw Hill - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links. - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management. - Institute of Surveyors, Australia - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors. - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS

Overview of Assessment

This course is to be delivered and assessed as part of a Land Development Project within a simulated workplace environment and under a normal range of work conditions.
The assessment is done through a combination of:
• Production of project based deliverables to industry standards
• Written report covering the elements within this competency.
• Presentation of a portfolio in accordance with the program standards (SIS Quality Plan) including references, coursework, reports and management records.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 = survey control network
Assessment 2 = spatial plan
Assessment 3 = Crown allotment plan
Assessment 4 = Consultant fee proposal

Assessment Matrix

Element: Identify context for budget = Assessment 1, 4
Element: Analyse current position = Assessment 1, 2, 3, 4
Element: Forecast income and expenditure = Assessment 1, 2
Element: Prepare working budget = Assessment 4
Element: Prepare final budget = Assessment 1, 2, 3, 4

Other Information

The assessment for this course requires students to maintain and present on request a Training Record Book that details their participation in both simulated and workplace assessment activities and achievement of the units or elements of competence which underpin delivery of this course.

Assessment dates.
Assessment due dates will be issued on commencement of the course. Submission of all prescribed assessment tasks by the due dates is expected.

Students are required to participate in the OH&S induction program for this course and at all times follow the occupational health and safety policies and procedures demonstrating appropriate behaviours to ensure the safety of self and others.

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