Course Title: Conduct advanced remote sensing analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6156 Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Conduct advanced remote sensing analysis

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019

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 use computing platforms, software systems and image processing techniques to conduct advanced remote sensing analysis on hard copy and digital imagery. The unit covers preparing for work by analysing specifications and deciding appropriate techniques for collecting and analysing images, as well as appropriate hardware and software and image processing systems to perform the required image enhancements and manipulations. The unit also covers accessing and assessing available and suitable spatial datasets to identify constraints on use. The unit requires the ability to perform supervised and unsupervised classifications on datasets using classification algorithms, and to conduct related error analysis. It also requires the ability to merge remote sensing data and prepare data for geographic information system (GIS) integration.

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

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6037 Conduct advanced remote sensing analysis


1.Determine image processing techniques.

2.Select computing platforms and software systems for image processing.

3.Enhance and manipulate images.

4.Perform classifications on datasets.

5.Conduct data merger and GIS integration.

Learning Outcomes

See elements above

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

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



Task 1

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2

Task 3