Course Title: Monitor and control the spatial components of projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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
03 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 monitor and control the spatial components of projects to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule

SessionTopicComment/ Assessment Tasks
1 - 7 Feb 2011Induction - Covering Element 1 Appendix A
2 - 14 Feb 2011OH & S and drafting principles - Covering Elements 1 & 2Test - OH & S
3 - 21 Feb 2011Planning drafting subdivision Page 1 and 2 - Covering Element 1
4 - 28 Feb 2011Drafting subdivision Page 1 and 2 - Covering Elements 2

5 - 7 March 2011Drafting subdivision Page 1 and 2 - Covering Element 3
Printout of plan to be collected by teacher
6 - 14 March 2011Labour Day Public Holiday

7 - 21 March 2011Planning drafting subdivision Page 3 and 4 - Covering Element 1
8 - 28 March 2011Drafting subdivision Page 3 and 4 - Covering Elements 2 & 3
9 - 4 April 2011Drafting subdivision Page 5 and 6 - Covering Element 1
10 - 11 April 2011Drafting subdivision Page 5 and 6 - Covering Elements 2 
11 - 18 April 2011Assignment 1 (Drafting Subdivision) - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3 Printout of plan to be collected by teacher with Assignment
 Easter Break 
12 - 2 May 2011Planning drafting Abstract of Field Records - Covering Elements 1
13 - 9 May 2011Drafting Abstract of Field Records - Covering Element 2

14 - 16 May 2011Drafting Abstract of Field Records - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout of plan to be collected by teacher with Assignment
15 - 23 May 2011Revision - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3
16 - 30 May 2011Examination - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3
17 - 6 June 2011Portfolio Examination - Covering Element 3

18 - 13 June 2011Queens Birthday Public Holiday

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Refer to:

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

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

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.

The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage. 

Assessment 1 = Assignment 20% due Week 11
Assessment 2 = Assignment 20% due Week 14
Assessment 3 = Exam 30% on Week 16
Assessment 4 = Portfolio 30% on Week 17

Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementPercentage
AssignmentElement 1, 2 & 320%
AssignmentElement 1, 2 & 320%
ExamElement 1, 2 & 330%
PortfolioElement 330%

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