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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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

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

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to manage data within council’s geographic information system 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 manage data within council’s geographic information system to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is available in the Distributed Learning System (Blackboard). Refer to it for any changes or announcements.

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

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

The Assessment and Assessment Matrix are available in the Distributed Learning System (Blackboard). Refer to it for any changes or announcements.

Other Information

This is a new course in 2010.

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