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Diploma of Spatial Information Services CPP50216

Overview

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge which will enable you to provide guidance in spatial information services activity. You will analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative and conceptual competencies.

Your knowledge base may be highly specialised or broad within the surveying and spatial information services (SSIS) field, and you may be responsible for group outcomes.

Qualification: Diploma of Spatial Information Services CPP50216
Program No: DP-BE49
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 semesters full-time (approximately 20 hours per week) intensive, regular workshops and online or part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Spatial data capture officer
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To ensure your success in the program you must have a Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services (CPP40316 or CPP40212) or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.
Applicants without a Certificate IV in Spatial information services may be invited to demonstrate skills or an interview to discuss previous relevant experience.

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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

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Subject Information

Core - complete all 6 subjects

  • CPPSIS5031   Plan spatial data collection
    • CIT Code: LGIS201
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop and document a spatial data collection plan that meets client specifications. The unit covers analysing project specifications and client instructions to evaluate and determine appropriate data acquisition and collection options. The unit requires the ability to use technology to manage spatial data and prepare the written plan. It also requires the ability to assess the technical, financial, legal and resource implications of the project in order to select the preferred collection options.
      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 and geographic information systems (GIS).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5032   Capture new spatial data
    • CIT Code: LGIS197
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to capture new spatial data to meet client specifications using a variety of data capture methodologies. The unit covers analysing project specifications, as well as organisational, administrative and legal requirements, to coordinate human resources, equipment and supplies. The unit also covers setting up and using specialist surveying equipment and technologies to capture and manipulate spatial data, including entities, attributes, topological features and metadata; and checking and validating the integrity and accuracy of results. In addition, the unit covers performing the operational maintenance of equipment to ensure its sound working order, and identifying faults and organising repairs as required. The unit requires the ability to use project management techniques to schedule, monitor and report on project activities, and supervisory skills to designate work and provide guidance to staff.
      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
  • 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
  • CPPSIS5036   Integrate spatial datasets
    • CIT Code: LGIS196
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use technology and software applications to integrate spatial datasets for the purpose of providing spatially referenced information. The unit covers obtaining spatial and attribute data, creating datasets, and linking spatial and attribute data to meet client specifications for spatial data solutions. The unit also covers analysing and compiling metadata sets, assessing geographic coverage, establishing filtering parameters, and checking and validating the accuracy and integrity of data. The unit requires the ability to consult with appropriate persons to define project requirements and report outcomes, and use database querying operations and techniques.
      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
  • CPPSIS5039   Plan and implement spatial projects
    • CIT Code: LGIS202
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, implement and complete spatial projects to produce client-specified deliverables. The unit covers project planning processes to allocate and organise equipment, materials and resources; adhere to financial, administrative and legal requirements; and manage project risks and contingencies. The unit also covers designing, producing and validating spatial project deliverables and products. It requires the ability to interpret technical information relating to spatial products, and to communicate verbally and in writing with a range of project stakeholders.
      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 and geographic information systems (GIS).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS6040   Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations
    • CIT Code: LGIS180
      Cost: $320.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) visualisations in a geographic information system (GIS) or computer-aided design (CAD) context. It requires the ability to apply wide-ranging specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and a broad knowledge of spatial datasets. The unit requires the development of technical documentation incorporating mapping and scientific techniques, as well as the ability to communicate graphically. It also requires an understanding of the latest technologies that are available to remotely capture raw elevation data.
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 9 subjects

  • 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
  • CPPSIS5060   Develop spreadsheets for spatial data
    • CIT Code: INFT964
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design and develop spreadsheets to enter, edit and format spatial data. The unit covers using functions and features of spreadsheet software, including linked spreadsheets, multiple documents and advanced mathematical formulas based on trigonometrical functions. The unit also covers work preparation activities, including evaluating tasks to identify design parameters and setting up software and spreadsheet templates to ensure quality and consistency in format and design. The unit requires the ability to use technology to apply advanced mathematical concepts to spatial data, including identifying and resolving errors relating to formulas and other spreadsheet functions.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT307   Customise packaged software applications for clients
    • CIT Code: INFT190
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse, design, implement and review the customisation of packaged software applications, using simple programming constructs.
      It applies to individuals who have achieved a degree of autonomy as information and communications technology (ICT) users and support personnel for software application activities in the workplace.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5038   Develop spatial databases
    • CIT Code: LGIS194
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop spatial databases using a range of storage media, including digital and hard copy storage. The unit covers analysing and evaluating storage requirements, specifications and constraints, to identify data components to be maintained and appropriate storage solutions. The unit also covers arranging to create data indexes to assist in data retrieval and storage; using indexes to record and retrieve data; and accessing and retrieving data. It requires the ability to translate data into the required format to meet task requirements. The unit also requires the ability to negotiate with data suppliers and network storage providers, and to implement project management techniques to manage risks and contingencies relating to data security, and use supervisory techniques to allocate tasks and achieve planned outcomes.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, town planning, cartography, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5043   Design spatial data storage systems
    • CIT Code: LGIS190
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design spatial data storage systems to meet client requirements. The unit covers analysing client needs and storage requirements and assessing the feasibility of those requirements against organisational budgets, resources and priorities. It also covers planning the system design; scheduling development; and creating and testing prototypes where standard formats are unsuitable. The unit requires the ability to negotiate storage requirements and design solutions; and to seek agreement on the final design, as well as feedback from end users, as the basis for implementing improvements to the storage system.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, town planning, cartography, mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5064   Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis
    • CIT Code: LGIS204
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to coordinate geographic information system (GIS) data manipulation and analysis to meet client specifications. The unit covers analysing client needs and GIS data format requirements and developing procedures; assessing the applicability of existing tools, models, theories and applications; and developing models to achieve the required outcome, including feasible parameters, equations and assumptions. The unit also covers verifying data source integrity and manipulating and analysing data for presentation. The unit requires the ability to use computers and GIS software as well as querying and programming languages to capture geographic information, obtain information from databases, and create layers on maps. It also requires the ability to comply with organisational and legal requirements relating to client consultation and data ownership.
      The unit supports those who work in a lead role in a surveying or spatial information services team in areas such as surveying, town planning, cartography, mapping and GIS.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5040   Interpret and collate spatial data
    • CIT Code: LGIS193
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to interpret and collate spatial data to meet project deliverables and client requirements. The unit covers accessing, querying and interpreting spatial data from various sources to test and determine its relevance and compatibility for meeting project requirements. It also covers collating spatial data and facilitating links with other functional areas within the organisation as part of the broader knowledge management system. The unit requires the ability to use various technologies and software applications, including geographic information system (GIS) software to access, manipulate, archive, retrieve and validate spatial data. It also requires the ability to complete records and documentation.
      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 and GIS.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPSIS5037   Maintain spatial data systems
    • CIT Code: LGIS199
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to implement a full cycle of maintenance of spatial data, including updating, backup, recovery and archiving. The unit covers analysing spatial data systems to determine maintenance requirements and constraints; confirming the reliability of spatial data by 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 manage spatial data, create metadata, and apply spatial data input, output and distribution technologies.
      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
  • AHCLPW404   Produce maps for land management purposes
    • CIT Code: CADR130
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to access geographical information and incorporate it onto maps for use in land management.
      This unit applies to those whose job role includes preparing maps by hand or by using geographical information systems (GIS) for land management purposes.
      This unit applies to individuals who have limited responsibilities for others in known and changing contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Surveying CPP50116
Certificate IV Surveying CPP40216
Certificate IV Spatial Information Services CPP40316

More Information

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