National course code: CPP30221

Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

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Overview About this course

Develop foundational skills, use cutting-edge technology and discover the right career path for you in the world of surveying and spatial information. Enter the industry as a surveying or spatial information services assistant.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Read, design and produce maps

  • Collect surveying data and work with spatial data

  • Perform simple surveying computations

  • Operate specialised software

  • Provide field support for surveying and spatial projects

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience in producing maps and plans

  • The skills to conduct spatial data storage and management

  • The ability to collect surveying data and provide field support services

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site. This can be gained during the course or at TAFE NSW campuses that offer this service with an accredited WorkCover assessor.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Moderate computer skills to work with complex software and spreadsheets

  • Good communication skills

  • An eye for detail

  • A budget of approximately $325 to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Access to a computer or laptop to complete study at home

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Surveying or Spatial Science Technician

Surveying or Spatial Science Technicians collect, record and evaluate spatial information and prepare databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists.

  • Full-time share

    91%

  • Employment size

    400 workers

  • Average age

    41 years

  • Weekly pay

    $1,330

  • Average full-time

    40 hours

  • Skill level rating

    High

  • Gender share

    25% female

  • Future growth

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Surveying field assistant and Spatial information services assistant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

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The Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Subjects in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 6 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Collect basic surveying data CPPSSI3015

  • Perform simple surveying and spatial computations CPPSSI3020

  • Produce basic plans of surveys CPPSSI3019

  • Produce basic maps CPPSSI3011

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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