Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services

Not Applicable


Packaging rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

15 units of competency:

9 core units

6 elective units.

The elective units are chosen as follows:

6 units from the elective units listed below

2 of the units may be chosen from Certificate III, IV or Diploma qualifications in CPP07 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

add topic CPPDSM3009A

Maintain workplace safety in the property industry

add topic CPPSIS4001A

Maintain spatial systems

add topic CPPSIS4002A

Store and retrieve spatial data

add topic CPPSIS4005A

Collect basic GPS data

add topic CPPSIS4006A

Read and interpret basic image data

add topic CPPSIS4014A

Maintain spatial data

add topic CPPSIS5005A

Obtain and validate existing spatial data

add topic RIIG005A

Read and interpret maps

add topic ICAU2006B

Operate computing packages

Elective units

add topic BSBINM401A

Implement workplace information system

add topic BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

add topic CPPCMN3001B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CPPSIS4003A

Facilitate effective spatial client relationships

add topic CPPSIS4004A

Collect and set out basic spatial data

add topic CPPSIS4007A

Organise field services

add topic CPPSIS4008A

Organise equipment and supplies

add topic CPPSIS4010A

Operate surveying equipment

add topic CPPSIS4013A

Participate in spatial process improvement

add topic CPPSIS4015A

Apply GIS software to problem-solving techniques

add topic CUFMEM07A

Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product

add topic CUVCRS03B

Produce computer-aided drawings

add topic ICAA4142B

Design a website to meet technical requirements

add topic ICAA5139B

Design a database

add topic ICAB4135B

Create a simple mark-up language document to specification

add topic ICAB4137B

Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pages

add topic ICAI3020B

Install and optimise operating system software

add topic LGAPLEM404A

Prepare and present geographic information systems data

add topic MNQGEN400A

Apply site risk management system

add topic PRMCMN403A

Facilitate effective teamwork

add topic PRMCMN404A

Facilitate effective workplace relationships


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Qualification Summary

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include the following facets:


apply communication skills to discuss vocational issues effectively with colleagues

impart knowledge and ideas through oral, written and visual means

apply communication skills that assist in facilitating client relationships, including:

accessing, synthesising and using information


communicating effectively on the telephone

displaying empathy, tact and diplomacy


written skills to document follow-up action

apply literacy skills to:

assess and use workplace information

interpret and understand legal, financial and procedural requirements

process workplace documentation

read, record data and write routine reports

research and access routine sources of spatial data

apply numeracy skills to:

record and interpret statistics

record with accuracy and precision

undertake computations

document spatial data collection and set out process

complete all required documentation according to organisational guidelines


plan and execute set tasks in a team environment

apply interpersonal skills e.g. cooperation and flexibility

relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities

work with and lead others on site

monitor team activity according to plan

Problem solving

assess client needs and provide appropriate information and follow-up on a variety of issues within the spatial information handling framework

develop basic policies and guidelines pertaining to spatial data systems

interpret surveying task requirements

apply spatial skills to:

understand the holistic implications of height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position to actual operational activity and virtual representation

perform spatial data archival and retrieval

perform spatial data management and manipulation

perform file management

solve basic problems relating to height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position in actual operational activity and virtual representation

interpret technical manuals

interpret surveying task requirements

verify data reliability

solve problems involving acquired image data according to organisational policies and principles

Initiative and enterprise

apply analytical skills to determine data requirements of a survey project

analyse and evaluate spatial information from a variety of sources

identify and access spatial information for set task requirements

manage contingencies

establish business contacts and networks

work effectively with business contacts

apply negotiation skills

Planning and organising

confirm reliability of spatial systems

amend spatial data according to changes identified, spatial systems and organisational requirements

source basic spatial data to prepare for data set out

carry out data backup and recovery

archive data

use organisational skills to prioritise activities to meet contractual requirements and to prepare and administer documentation

prepare and collect data using basic global positioning system equipment


adhere to correct OHS practices

time management


apply knowledge of organisational policies and guidelines regarding spatial data maintenance

update skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in data requirements

apply knowledge of industry requirements and standards

apply knowledge of legislative, statutory and industry requirements and standards


use computers (technical user level) to complete business documentation

use suitable software to communicate with a global positioning system receiver

select and use appropriate tools

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described above for each Employability Skill are representative of the property industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

This table is a summary of Employability Skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.