Conduct mine surveying operations

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 RIISDM501A, 'Conduct mine surveying operations'.
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. Plan and prepare for survey operations

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to conducting mine surveying operations

1.2. Schedule key activities and time lines

1.3. Identify stakeholders and organise activities in consultation according to organisation's guidelines

1.4. Plan survey work with due consideration to relevant technical and legislative requirements

1.5. Conduct work according to site procedures, regulations, OHS, other relevant legislation, manufacturer specifications

1.6. Identify, manage and report potential risks and hazards according to site procedures

1.7. Select and use personal protective equipment

1.8. Adhere to emergency procedures

2. Gather data

2.1. Operate equipment to gather spatial data according to manufacturer's specification, legislative and organisation's guidelines

2.2. Correctly measure identified spatial components

2.3. Validate and record measurements in accordance with legislative and project specifications

2.4. Reduce measured spatial data to project spatial reference system for comparison against design parameters as required

2.5. Identify inconsistencies in information by verification and recording them

2.6. Determine uses and limitations of base data

3. Organise and process data

3.1. Identify the outcomes and elements of systems, and design and develop systems standards and integrate into data management quality programs

3.2. Verify the integrity of base spatial and textual data and process and store those data to achieve specific outcomes

3.3. Verify the integrity of processed data

3.4. Select appropriate database and collate relevant spatial and textual data in one system for transfer and integration into other systems as required

3.5. Convert and transfer data between systems and media, employing appropriate technology and procedures

3.6. Administer databases by applying effective procedures and systems for the manipulation of information, and the security and maintenance of data

4. Analyse, evaluate and interpret data

4.1. Apply systems to analyse spatial data and information

4.2. Determine the required accuracy and reliability of spatial data and information

4.3. Interpret data to ensure that they are relevant to client/stakeholder needs

4.4. Enhance or add value to data, where required, to increase the quality and usability of data

4.5. Collate and relate data to specific areas of operations

5. Assemble data

5.1. Identify, clarify and satisfy stakeholder and operations personnel spatial data requirements

5.2. Create specific information from a number of databases to meet the needs of clients or legislation

5.3. Assemble data into useful sets of information using relevant technology and procedures

5.4. Compile and produce maps, plans and charts

5.5. Format data according to legislative and organisational standards and needs

6. Compile and produce survey records

6.1. Determine the application/uses and limitations of base spatial data

6.2. Maintain records of original survey (raw) data such as field books and data input files

6.3. Identify, select and apply available techniques and technology best suited to present graphical and photographic records to meet client needs

6.4. Transfer spatial data between various media to provide consolidated digital spatial information, ensuring the accuracy and reliability and maximum potential of the data

6.5. Integrate spatial data with other information to provide consolidated digital spatial information, ensuring the accuracy and reliability and maximum potential of the data

6.6. Create models of nature or cultural entities and phenomena

6.7. Create model files and integrate with other data

6.8. Transfer model files between various media

7. Complete and present documentation

7.1. Record data according to accepted industry and legislative standards

7.2. Resolve omissions and gaps in spatial data

7.3. Complete promptly and accurately all required documentation according to legislative and organisational requirements

7.4. Store all documentation according to legislative and organisational requirements

7.5. Prepare information and reports in a format and detail appropriate to the client/stakeholder and employ appropriate communication and display techniques to present information and reports

7.6. Apply effective validation procedures to verify the accuracy and reliability of data which are to be certified

7.7. Certify and sign-off data and information to meet legislative and company/site requirements

8. Maintain survey equipment

8.1. Check survey instruments and ensure accuracy and performance in accordance with site practices, legislation and manufacturer's instructions

8.2. Calibrate survey instruments to ensure correct and accurate measurements in accordance with site practices, legislation and manufacturer's instructions

8.3. Ensure safe storage and transport of equipment and survey instruments in accordance with site practices and legislation

8.4. Maintain equipment and survey instrument condition and cleanliness