Course Title: Plan spatial data collection and validation

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5236 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Plan spatial data collection and validation

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop data collection and validation plans for new data. It requires the ability to evaluate spatial information to apply knowledge to plan future collection requirements. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5001A Plan spatial data collection and validation


1 Scope spatial data acquisition requirements

2 Evaluate available collection options.

3 Develop spatial data collection and validation plan.

4 Communicate data acquisition requirements to relevant personnel.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying cost consideration
• applying qualitative and quantitative measurements for a project
• assessing and acting upon contingencies
• communication and negotiation skills
• determining a collection and validation process based on thorough assessment of all relevant considerations
• managing risks and contingencies
• working towards set targets
• understanding spatial project deliverables.