National course code: CPP41721

Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Spatial Information)

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Overview About this course

Map out an exciting career and become qualified to work in the exciting surveying and mapping services industry. Learn the essentials of spatial information in this practical, industry-informed course, and go on to a range of study and career pathways.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

    • Collect spatial data using various technology
    • Perform simple surveying and spatial computations
    • Operate spatial software applications
    • Design and produce maps
    • Create spatial data

Course Outcomes

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

    • Skills in surveying and levelling sites
    • 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.

Entry recommendations

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

    • Access to PPE such as steel cap boots, long-sleeve fluoro shirt, wide-brimmed sunhat and long pants. Your teacher will advise you if and when this is required
    • A computer for study
    • A working knowledge of computers and software
    • Intermediate computer literacy
    • An interest in geography, science or design
    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
  • To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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


  • Employment size

    400 workers

  • Average age

    41 years

  • Weekly pay


  • Average full-time

    40 hours

  • Skill level rating


  • Gender share

    25% female

  • Future growth

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: - Geographic information systems (GIS) technician , - Natural resource management officer, - Cartographer and - Spatial information services technicians

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

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

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Spatial Information) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 3 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

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 IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Spatial Information) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 3 core and 12 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.

  • Operate spatial software applications CPPSSI4036

  • Collect spatial data using GNSS CPPSSI4025

  • Perform simple surveying and spatial computations CPPSSI3020

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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