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Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services CPP40316

Overview

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge which will enable you to use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of spatial information services contexts. You may be responsible for wide ranging operational surveying technical activity and a defined range of unpredictable problems.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services CPP40316
Program No: C4-BE49
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 Semesters full time (20 hours per week face to face classes) plus workshops, approximately 10 hrs per week of own study and online participation OR part time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Assistant spatial information officer, Assistant GIS officer
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

Subject costs shown below include ACT Government Support which is only available to residents of the ACT and the local region. Click here if you would like more information about this program and you live outside the ACT and region.

Students successfully completing the Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services CPP40316 can continue their studies and develop further skills in the Diploma of Spatial Information Services CPP550216.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To support your success in is program it is recommended that you have studied year 12 Maths and have computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel or relevant workplace experience. To confirm your ability to succeed in this program you will be required to attend an interview or information session.

If you are entering this program as a Trainee under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 7 subjects

  • CPPSIS4022   Store and retrieve spatial data
    • CIT Code: LGIS211
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to store and retrieve spatial data, including digital and hard copy storage. The unit covers locating, storing, and backing up data according to organisational procedures.
      The unit supports those who work in support positions in a surveying or spatial information services team in surveying, town planning, cartography, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4024   Source and assess spatial data
    • CIT Code: LGIS217
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to source spatial data from a range of media and datasets, and assess its availability and suitability for use in meeting client requirements. The unit covers researching and assessing data suppliers and information, such as metadata and attributes, to determine the most suitable sources of available data to meet job specifications. The unit also covers collecting and setting out data using a computer and software suitable for manipulating and presenting spatial data. The unit requires the ability to measure and reduce data and write technical reports.
      The unit supports those who work in support positions for surveying and mapping, town planning, cartography and geographic information systems (GIS).

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4025   Collect spatial data using GNSS
    • CIT Code: LGIS215
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to collect spatial data using global navigation satellite system (GNSS) equipment for surveying purposes, using both single point and differential techniques. The unit covers planning work tasks and setting up and operating GNSS equipment to achieve the required accuracy. The unit includes validating data to identify errors.
      The unit supports those who work in support positions collecting field surveying data.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4034   Maintain spatial data
    • CIT Code: LGIS221
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to implement a full cycle of spatial data maintenance, including updating, backup, recovery and archiving. The unit covers editing, updating and integrating existing and new spatial data, and problem solving to test and validate data currency and retrieval and backup systems. The unit requires the ability to use computers and software to display and manipulate data and create metadata. It also covers recording information and completing documentation.
      The unit supports those who work in support positions in a spatial information services team in areas such as field work coordination, data collection and administration.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4035   Apply GIS software to solve spatial data problems
    • CIT Code: LGIS222
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use geographic information system (GIS) software applications to integrate data and solve spatial data problems. The unit covers setting up hardware and GIS software applications and using features, such as spatial overlay techniques, to solve problems and test and validate the cartographic integrity of data. The unit also covers producing reports based on analysing basic spatial data and archiving the data. The unit requires the ability to use entity and attribute queries to generate results for presenting spatial data, and using univariate statistics to explore datasets.
      The unit supports those who work in support positions in a spatial information services team in areas such as field work coordination, data collection and administration.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4038   Prepare and present GIS data
    • CIT Code: LGIS220
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare and present a range of geographic information system (GIS) data using various media. The unit covers consulting and assessing to identify display specifications, and selecting and applying appropriate data formats and presentation media. The unit also covers gathering feedback as the basis for implementing quality improvements. It requires the ability to translate client requirements into an appropriate design and layout, and to adhere to copyright requirements and drawing standards to ensure quality of output.
      The unit supports those who work in technical support positions in a surveying and spatial information services team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5035   Obtain and validate spatial data
    • CIT Code: LGIS209
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to obtain and validate spatial data to meet client specifications. The unit covers analysing project requirements and agreements and determining appropriate data acquisition options. It also covers applying industry-accepted validation methodologies to assess the validity and integrity of data and resolve problems. The unit requires the ability to use technology to access, manipulate, archive and retrieve a range of spatial data. It also requires the ability to record metadata and complete documentation and written communications.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, cartography, town planning, mapping or geographic information systems (GIS).

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 8 subjects

  • CPPSIS4026   Digitally enhance and process image data
    • CIT Code: LGIS218
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to enhance and process image data using digital techniques. The unit covers using remote sensing software to manipulate, enhance, classify and process data to reveal geographic patterns and relationships and improve resolution. Image data can be digital, multispectral scanner, or radar. Platforms can be aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles or satellites at low to high altitudes. The unit requires assessing the survey area and project specifications to determine the types and possible sources of image data to meet requirements.
      The unit supports those who work in a spatial information services team in support positions, such as image analyst, geographic information system (GIS) analyst, GIS officer, or cartographer.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4027   Organise surveying field services
    • CIT Code: WKNV177
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to organise surveying field services. The unit covers planning field activities to allow for contingencies and risks, and allocating resources. The unit also covers conducting organised field service tasks relating to measuring and marking surface positions, and documenting and reporting project results. It requires some client consultation.
      The unit supports those who work in support positions for surveying, cartography, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4036   Operate spatial software applications
    • CIT Code: LGIS219
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate spatial software applications to produce, name and store spatial documents. The unit covers planning work tasks and selecting suitable software and equipment to meet task requirements. The unit requires the ability to use a computer and the features, tools and functions of different software applications to present, calculate and check spatial information.
      The unit supports those who work as part of a surveying and spatial information services team in a range of support positions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4037   Produce computer-aided drawings
    • CIT Code: LGIS216
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use appropriate software program functions and features to produce drawings for spatial tasks. The unit covers determining task requirements, including analysing task or design specifications and client needs, and setting up hardware and software applications. It requires the ability to use software functions and features to prepare digital and paper computer-aided spatial drawings, and to test and validate the integrity of drawings.
      The unit supports those who work in technical support positions in a surveying and spatial information services team, and take some responsibility for liaising with clients or end users to meet task requirements.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4040   Collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies
    • CIT Code: SURV153
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies, including total station. The unit covers planning work tasks to identify control marks, as well as equipment set-up and operation. The unit includes validating data to identify errors, and making corrections and adjustments using industry-accepted methods to achieve required accuracy range.
      The unit supports those who work in support positions in a surveying and spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, town planning, cartography, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTDBS502   Design a database
    • CIT Code: INFT379
      Cost: $175.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish client needs and technical requirements and to design a database that meets those requirements.
      It applies to individuals employed as database administrators and designers who are required to design databases.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPCMN4002   Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ENVI131
      Cost: $105.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices, and then implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.
      The unit supports those responsible for a specific area of work or who lead a work team. It applies in a range of property services sectors and organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS4039   Design and produce maps
    • CIT Code: LGIS231
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply cartographic design principles and conventions to design and produce maps and associated products for use in surveying and spatial information services applications. The unit covers activities to identify specifications and information on which to base the map design and layout, and produce a map that includes elements, features and spatial reference systems and which meets client needs. It requires using geographic information system (GIS) or map design and production software.
      The unit supports those who work in support positions in a surveying and spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, cartography, mapping, town planning (land development) and GIS.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Spatial Information Services CPP50216
Diploma Surveying CPP50116
Certificate IV Surveying CPP40216

More Information

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