Course Title: Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5368 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to coordinate geographic information system (GIS) data manipulation and analysis to meet client specifications. The unit covers analysing client needs and GIS data format requirements and developing procedures; assessing the applicability of existing tools, models, theories and applications; and developing models to achieve the required outcome, including feasible parameters, equations and assumptions. The unit also covers verifying data source integrity and manipulating and analysing data for presentation. The unit requires the ability to use computers and GIS software as well as querying and programming languages to capture geographic information, obtain information from databases, and create layers on maps. It also requires the ability to comply with organisational and legal requirements relating to client consultation and data ownership.

The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, town planning, cartography, mapping and GIS.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5064 Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis


1. Prepare to meet client GIS data needs.

2. Establish GIS data models.

3. Manipulate and analyse GIS data.

Learning Outcomes

See elements above

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency  


Task 1

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2