Course Title: Collect and manage data

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5161 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Collect and manage data

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Peter Homan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258366

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This competency standard covers the process of collecting, analysing
and managing data. It requires the ability to determine the type and
extent of data to be collected, access and collate data, evaluate data,
manage, analyse and retrieve data. Collecting and managing data
requires knowledge of data collection techniques and procedures, data
recording and evaluation techniques, data analysis and data storage and
retrieval methods.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTC5913A Collect and manage data


01. Determine the type and extent of data to be collected.

02. Access and collate data

03. Evaluate data

04. Manage and retrieve data

05. Analyse and interpret data

Learning Outcomes

  • Data is researched using appropriate methods and technologies.
  • Data is collected from scientific sources and in the field.
  • Data collected is analysed for relevance and validity.
  • Data is stored by electronic means.
  • Data is assembled and provided to client as required to industry standard.
  • Data is analysed using appropriate statistical and analytical techniques.
  • Findings based on analysis and interpretation are reported.

Overview of Assessment

  • Critic scientific literature.
  • Prepare Major Report for client.
  • Analyse and interpret data assignment.
  • Statistical assignment.