Course Title: Develop and maintain contractual relationships

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: BUSM7752C

Course Title: Develop and maintain contractual relationships

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 deals with those activities associated with establishing and maintaining an effective contractual relationship with spatial data providers.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PRDSIS09A Develop and maintain contractual relationships


Complete documentation transactions

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Documentation is completed promptly and accurately according to organisation's requirements

5.2 Documentation is stored according to organisation's guidelines


Conduct review of agreements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Legal agreement is reviewed on an agreed basis to assess its continuing viability

3.2 Advice is sought from relevant personnel to assess agreement revisions

3.3 Amendments to original agreement are negotiated according to legal advice

3.4 Revisions to legal agreements are ratified by all parties


Establish legal agreements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Provider's legal agreement is obtained and analysed in accordance with organisation's requirements

1.2 Protocols for communication between spatial data providers and the organisation are followed

1.3 Advice is sought from relevant personnel to assess viability of the agreement

1.4 Amendments to agreement are negotiated with the providers according to legal advice

1.5 Legal agreement is ratified by all parties and in accordance with organisation's guidelines


Manage contracts

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The provider's performance is monitored against the terms of the contract

2.2 The organisation is monitored to ensure it meets the terms and conditions of the contract


Resolve conflict as required

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Breaches of agreements are investigated in accordance with organisation contractual requirements

4.2 Advice is sought from relevant professionals to assess alleged breaches

4.3 A settlement of breach is negotiated according to legal advice

4.4 Contract review is initiated to address any breach

4.5 Breach notice is issued in accordance with contract

4.6 Solution is agreed to by all parties

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 develop and maintain contractual relationships 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

Week1: Getting started with Comps program
Week2: Download Raw files and create field files
Week3: Traverse adjustment (Bowditch)
Week4: Least square adjustment 1
Week5: Least square adjustment 2
Week6: Line editing and DTM
Week7: Test 1
Week8: Line editing and DTM
Week9: Work in the CAD environment
Week10: Draw in CAD
Week11: Brief on the alignment assignment
Week12: Create the alignment
Week13: Create a long section and create a vertical road design
Week14: create a cross section and road template
Week15: Road template implementation
Week16: Design output
Week17: Revision
Week18: Test 2

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:
• Practical and theoretical exercises carried out in a simulated workplace
• Production of project based deliverables to industry standards including contract implementation and documentation
• Presentation of a portfolio in accordance with the program standards (SIS Quality Plan) including references, coursework, reports and management records.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 = ODP and application
Assessment 2 = Plan of subdivision

Assessment Matrix

Element: Complete documentation transactions = Assessment 1, 2
Element: Conduct review of agreements = Assessment 1, 2
Element: Establish legal agreements = Assessment 1, 2
Element: Manage contracts = Assessment 1, 2
Element: Resolve conflict as required = Assessment 1, 2

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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