Conduct geodetic surveys

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CPPSIS5058, 'Conduct geodetic surveys'.
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.


Prepare for geodetic survey.


Project specifications are analysed to determine geodetic survey and client requirements in consultation with appropriate persons.


Characteristics of operating environment and special equipment or resource requirements are identified according to organisational requirements.


Equipment is selected and checked according to manufacturer specifications to ensure correct operation and functionality according to manufacturer specifications.


Risk management strategies are devised and followed to ensure project complies with legal and statutory standards and organisational requirements.


Plan geodetic survey.


Key activities and timelines are scheduled according to available resources, and project and organisational requirements.


Design is interpreted to identify required surveying data according to project requirements.


Relevant reference surface and projection plane are selected for geodetic components.


Existing survey control data is obtained and validated according to project and organisational requirements.


Carry out geodetic surveying tasks.


Project management mechanisms are implemented to schedule, measure, record, monitor and report work progress according to organisational requirements.


Identified surveying components are measured according to project requirements and specifications.


Measured surveying data is reduced according to project requirements and specifications.


Measurements are validated and recorded according to project specifications and organisational requirements.


Discrepancies between specifications and actual activities are identified and resolved, and contingencies managed according to organisational requirements.


Finalise geodetic survey.


Survey is finalised and checked for compliance with project and organisational requirements.


Appropriate persons are notified of survey results according to organisational requirements.


Survey documentation is completed and data archived according to project and organisational requirements.