Course Title: Manage data within council's geographic information system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: COSC5982C

Course Title: Manage data within council's geographic information system

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6098 - Advanced 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

William Ntuwah
03 9925 4445
Trent Rhodes

Nominal Hours: 35

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 covers the capture, update, storage, validation and upgrade of both data and systems and ensuring their integrity

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LGAPLEM610A Manage data within council's geographic information system


1. Determine data requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Business needs are identified in consultation with all functional areas of council.

1.2. Data requirements are defined in accordance with business needs.


2. Implement data standards

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Appropriate data standards are implemented consistent with industry standards.

2.2. All data complies with implemented standard

2.3. Opportunities for continuing improvement are investigated, assessed and implemented.


3. Coordinate data capture and conversion

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Data acquisition strategies are developed to meet defined requirements.

3.2. A range of appropriate technologies for data acquisition is used.

3.3. Data is converted using appropriate technical interfaces.

3.4. The effects of spatial and temporal resolution of the information content of remote-sensed data are taken into account in assessing the data.


4. Implement data maintenance and validation procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Routines for data validation and maintenance are developed and implemented.

4.2. Versions of data and related systems are documented to ensure reliable historical tracking and accessibility.

4.3. Appropriate data is collated into one system for transfer and integration into other systems.


5. Develop and implement data quality and security assurance procedures

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Quality procedures for data acquisition, storage and supply are developed and implemented.

5.2. Meta-data standards are developed and implemented in line with industry best practice.

5.3. Regular audits of data quality are performed and followed up with appropriate advice.

5.4. Systems for archiving and backing up the data resource are implemented.


6. Provide input into Council systems’ development

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Timely advice and forecasting of data storage capacity, processing capability and other requirements are provided to management to ensure council's geographic information systems (GIS) requirements are recognised and considered in the budget.

6.2. Input is provided to upgraded or new council systems.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, site visits, and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Telecommunications area. .

Teaching Schedule

Week NoTopicComment/ Assessment Tasks
1Determine data requirements 
2Determine data requirements 
3Determine data requirements
4Implement data standards 
5Implement data standards
6Implement data standards 
7Coordinate data capture and conversion
8Coordinate data capture and conversion 
9Coordinate data capture and conversion
10Coordinate data capture and conversionAssessment 1

Implement data maintenance and validation procedures

12Implement data maintenance and validation procedures 
13Implement data maintenance and validation procedures
14Develop and implement data quality and security assurance procedures 
15Provide input into Council systems’ developmentAssessment 2
17TestAssessment 3
18Examination - Portfolio Assessment 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Assignment 1 - Weight 15% due Week 7
2. Assignment 2 - Weight 20% due Week 12
3. Project - Weight 50% due Week 17
4.Portfolio - Weight 15% due Week 18

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CAG 50 – 59% Competence Achieved - Graded
CC 60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementPercentage
AssignmentElement 1, 215%
AssignmentElement 3, 420%
ProjectElement 1, 2, 3 & 450%
PortfolioElement 1, 2,3 & 415%

Other Information

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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