Apply GIS software to solve spatial data problems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPPSIS4035, 'Apply GIS software to solve spatial data problems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Query spatial data.


Task requirements are clarified with appropriate persons.


GIS software and equipment are set up and checked to ensure correct operation and functionality.


Spatial datasets are accessed, interpreted and manipulated to ensure they are in acceptable format to meet task requirements.


Entities and attributes are used to display spatial information, and entity and attribute queries are used to generate summary results.


Query results are used to present spatial data graphically according to organisational requirements.


Entity and attribute queries are applied when using univariate statistics to explore the dataset.


Routine spatial data problems or irregularities are identified and resolved in consultation with appropriate persons.


Solve spatial data problems.


Existing spatial and aspatial data is adjusted to integrate with new data according to organisational requirements.


Spatial techniques and tools are used to combine spatial layers data to solve problems, highlight selected features, and improve visual aspects.


Spatial overlay techniques are used to solve problems and generate results relating to spatial task in consultation with appropriate persons.


Cartographic integrity is tested and validated to solve accuracy and quality problems.


Produce reports based on basic spatial data analysis.


Map or plans are integrated into reports according to task requirements.


Results, summary statistics and graphs from mapping application are incorporated into reports according to organisational requirements.


Archive data.


Spatial dataset to be archived is checked for completeness and manipulated where necessary, according to organisational requirements.


Metadata is created according to organisational requirements.


Archived spatial data is stored in a secure location, and details are recorded according to organisational requirements.