Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Not Applicable


Packaging rules

Minimum entry level for this Advanced Diploma is a Diploma of Surveying or a Diploma of Spatial Information Services.

To achieve recognition at the Advanced Diploma level, the candidate must demonstrate competency in the six core units, plus seven electives (total thirteen units). The elective units selected at this level must not include those selected at Diploma level. Up to two of the required electives may be selected from other qualifications aligned at the Diploma or Advanced Diploma level in this Training Packageor fromother relevant endorsed Training Package qualifications aligned at the Diploma or Advanced Diploma level.

Core units

add topic BSBRSK501A

Manage risk

add topic CPPSIS6003A

Determine client spatial requirements

add topic CPPSIS6004A

Design a spatial project plan

add topic CPPSIS6005A

Apply quality control measures to spatial information services industry

add topic CPPSIS6007A

Design spatial information services project deliverables

add topic CPPSIS6010A

Undertake spatial information services research and development

Elective units

add topic BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBMGT502B

Manage people performance

add topic BSBMGT605B

Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBMGT616A

Develop and implement strategic plans

add topic BSBMKG502B

Establish and adjust the marketing mix

add topic BSBMKG608A

Develop organisational marketing objectives

add topic BSBWOR502A

Ensure team effectiveness

add topic CPCCSV6012A

Facilitate community development consultation

add topic CPPCMN4001A

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic CPPDSM5036A

Prepare tender documentation in the property industry

add topic CPPSIS5013A

Design a spatial data storage system

add topic CPPSIS6001A

Conduct open mine pit surveying

add topic CPPSIS6002A

Create mine drawings

add topic CPPSIS6006A

Develop and maintain spatial information services contractual relationships

add topic CPPSIS6008A

Conduct design and set out survey

add topic CPPSIS6009A

Educate the public on spatial information services

add topic CPPSIS6011A

Carry out basic mine design

add topic CPPSIS6012A

Conduct an advanced GPS control survey

add topic CPPSIS6013A

Conduct underground mine surveying

add topic CPPSIS6014A

Conduct mining geology operations

add topic CPPSIS6015A

Conduct complex engineering set out surveys

add topic CPPSIS6016A

Monitor complex engineering surveying structures

add topic CPPSIS6017A

Conduct advanced remote sensing analysis

add topic CPPSIS6018A

Design spatial networks and geocoding

add topic CPPSIS6019A

Develop distributed mapping applications

add topic CPPSIS6020A

Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations

add topic LGAPLEM603B

Coordinate information gathering and geographic information systems development in council

add topic LGAPLEM607A

Develop, monitor and maintain geographic information systems

add topic LGAPLEM610A

Manage data within council's geographic information system


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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 verbal and written communication skills to:

build on others' ideas to advance discussion and question others to clarify ideas

encourage feedback

provide clear sequenced oral instructions to others

explore ideas in discussion

listen and question to clarify and elicit information

participate effectively in verbal interactions

apply communication skills to discuss vocational issues effectively with colleagues and impart knowledge and ideas through oral, written and visual means

apply literacy skills to:

assess and use workplace information

locate and interpret legislation and other written documentation

prepare and manage documentation

read and write technical reports

research and evaluate

apply numeracy skills to:

analyse errors

conduct image analysis

interpret and analyse statistics

perform mental calculations

record with accuracy and precision

undertake computations

complete all required documentation according to organisational guidelines

define and document project objectives, deliverables, constraints, principal work activities and equipment requirements according to spatial data specifications and client requirements

implement and maintain agreed communication processes between project members, clients and other stakeholders


allocate work to appropriate personnel and implement supervisory processes, checks, measures and problem-solving techniques to ensure work is completed within time available

inform relevant personnel of the results according to organisational guidelines

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

select personnel and work teams for the project activity

work with others

work effectively as part of a team

Problem solving

apply theoretical spatial concepts to a range of situations in order to determine, create and facilitate acceptance by users of a suitable spatial data and attribute storage system

determine functional requirements

conduct an audit of existing spatial data sources to determine their suitability, usability, spatial data dependencies and adaptability

create and test a prototype or adopt standard format to confirm that design meets functional requirements

apply spatial skills to:

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

exercise precision and accuracy in relation to complex engineering surveying

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

Initiative and enterprise

create and test system design

apply research and analytical skills to:

assemble evidence and evaluate for accuracy and relevance

use and follow academic procedure for research techniques and copyright requirements

use a variety of strategies for planning

apply creative and conceptual skills

apply delegation skills

undertake business negotiation

create 2-D drawings

create and modify a 3-D model or digital elevation model

Planning and organising

apply project management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines

develop a plan based on functional requirements detailing spatial data flow dependencies

develop a schedule for the introduction of the system

archive spatial data according to project specifications

prepare data for geocoding

prepare for examination and assessment of product or service quality

implement project management mechanisms to measure, record and report progress of activities in relation to the agreed schedule and plans

organise project resources

select a strategy for developing a web-based geographic information system application

prepare 2-D or 3-D digital elevation model


time management

manage self

prioritise activities

adhere to correct OHS practices

comply with, and develop or amend, organisational guidelines


apply knowledge of organisational policies and guidelines

update skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in global positioning system equipment

update skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in environment and equipment

train others in spatial precision techniques

perform spatial data archival and retrieval and train others in this task

perform spatial data management and manipulation and train others in this task

perform file management and train others in this task

perform global positioning system data archival and retrieval and train others in this task


use a computer (high technical user level) to complete business documentation and apply software and hardware

assess spatial computing platforms and software systems for suitability against specification

analyse and design networks

select suitable computing platforms and software systems

maximise the potential of the web-based geographic information systems application by the specification of possible software tools and links

develop geographic information systems to run within the internet and private intranets

check equipment to be in good working order

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.