National course code: CPP41721

Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Surveying)

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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 surveying 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:

  • Operate surveying equipment

  • Collect spatial data using various technology

  • Undertake risk management analysis

  • Use a variety of industry software packages

  • Produce computer-aided drawings

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 pathway for further study

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

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

  • Successful completion of a Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information or equivalent work experience, as evidenced through either an academic transcript or cover letter

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

  • Access to a computer for study

  • Working knowledge of computers and software

  • A keen interest in working outdoors

  • A reasonable level of fitness to undertake routine work tasks in the field

  • Some experience in the surveying industry

  • 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.

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 technician

Licensing

A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply in some States where cadastral and mining surveying must be undertaken under the supervision of a registered surveyor. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 1 Course

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

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

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 (Surveying) 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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