Manage data within council's geographic information system

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 LGAPLEM610A, 'Manage data within council's geographic information system'.
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



1 Determine data requirements

1.1 Business needs are identified in consultation with all functional areas of council.

1.2 Data requirements are defined in accordance with business needs.

2 Implement data standards

2.1 Appropriate data standards are implemented consistent with industry standards.

2.2 All data complies with implemented standards.

2.3 Opportunities for continuing improvement are investigated, assessed and implemented.

3 Coordinate data capture and conversion

3.1 Data acquisition strategies are developed to meet defined requirements.

3.2 A range of appropriate technologies for data acquisition is used.

3.3 Data is converted using appropriate technical interfaces.

3.4 The effects of spatial and temporal resolution of the information content of remote-sensed data are taken into account in assessing the data.

4 Implement data maintenance and validation procedures

4.1 Routines for data validation and maintenance are developed and implemented.

4.2 Versions of data and related systems are documented to ensure reliable historical tracking and accessibility.

4.3 Appropriate data is collated into one system for transfer and integration into other systems.

5 Develop and implement data quality and security assurance procedures

5.1 Quality procedures for data acquisition, storage and supply are developed and implemented.

5.2 Meta-data standards are developed and implemented in line with industry best practice.

5.3 Regular audits of data quality are performed and followed up with appropriate advice.

5.4 Systems for archiving and backing up the data resource are implemented.

6 Provide input into council systems development

6.1 Timely advice and forecasting of data storage capacity, processing capability and other requirements are provided to management to ensure council's geographic information systems (GIS) requirements are recognised and considered in the budget.

6.2 Input is provided to upgraded or new council systems.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAPLEM610A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPP60109 - Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services
  • LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning)