Course Title: Monitor and control the spatial components of projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GEOM5098C

Course Title: Monitor and control the spatial components of projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5237 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu

+(61 3) 9925 8359

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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to monitor and control the spatial components of projects, often in a supervisory capacity. It requires the ability to analyse and plan monitoring approaches to technical issues and management requirements. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5011A Monitor and control the spatial components of projects


1 Plan the task.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design is interpreted to identify spatial components to be monitored or controlled.
1.2 Design is checked for internal consistencies.
1.3 Stakeholders are identified and consulted regarding task requirements according to organisational guidelines.
1.4 Project resources are identified and obtained.
1.5 Pertinent legal and statutory requirements and standards are researched, considered and adhered to.
1.6 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate changes in project delivery.


2 Execute the task

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Measured spatial data is reduced to project spatial reference system for comparison with design.
2.2 Impacts of contingencies are effectively managed.
2.3 Measurements are validated and recorded according to project specifications.
2.4 Checks are completed according to requirements.
2.5 OHS requirements are planned for and adhered to.


3 Finalise the task.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Results are documented according to project specifications.
3.2 Relevant parties are informed of the results according to organisational guidelines.
3.3 Spatial data is archived according to project specifications.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to monitor and control the spatial components of projects and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Develop data management strategies to determine suitable sources of information for the creation of new spatial data sets to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule


This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements

Week No

Topic Delivered

Assessment/ Task

2Drafting principles 
3Blackboard - introduction 
4Autocad drafting 
5Autocad drafting Assignment 1
6Building envelope 
9Annotation and proforma 
10Annotation and proforma Assignment 2
11Grid drafting 
12Grid drafting 
13 Building set out 
14 Set out comps 
15Set out comps 
16 Revision 
17 Exam 
18 Supplementary Exam 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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

References - 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

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• ability in spatial data reduction and manipulation
• accessing and interpreting design information to identify the components to be measured and monitored
• performing measurements
• planning resources
• relating to people with a range of physical and mental abilities
• managing contingencies
• communication skills to consult and negotiate with consultants and staff, recommend alternative ways of completing tasks, discuss changes in routine and procedures,    and monitor and define objectives
• flexibility and ability to anticipate problems and modify systems and practices accordingly
• problem-solving skills to choose appropriate solutions from a range of possible alternatives
• time management skills using a range of planning tools.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of the simulated workplace project and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives.

Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.

Assessment will require demonstration of:

• Consistence performance of each element of the unit across a representative range of applications, autonomously and to requirements
• Performance criteria for each element of competence
• Underpinning knowledge and skills specified.

Assessment Matrix

Element 1Plan the task.Assignment 1
Element 2Execute the task.
Assignment 2
Element 3Finalise the task.

Note: Assignment due dates will be issued on commencement of the course

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