National course code: CPP50116

Diploma of Surveying

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Overview About this course

Develop your leadership skills and move into senior roles in this emerging field. You’ll perform advanced technical duties and learn the critical capabilities needed to manage surveying teams.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Advance your surveying skills

  • Develop your supervisory style

  • Conduct engineering and geodetic surveys

  • Perform advanced surveying computations

  • Design basic engineering structures

Course Outcomes

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

  • A sound understanding of survey control

  • Confidence to supervise

  • Knowledge of geodetic surveying and engineering

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.

  • You must be employed in the surveying industry, as evidenced by a letter from your employer and

  • You'll need to provide a transcript of your Certificate IV in Surveying

Entry recommendations

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

  • Advanced numeracy skills

  • An excellent knowledge of industry software

  • Completed the Certificate IV in Surveying or an equivalent or have relevant experience in the surveying field

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 technician and Surveying supervsior

Study pathways

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Previous study 1 Course

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

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Surveying does not have any post-graduate courses.

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

The Diploma of Surveying does not have any related courses.

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 Diploma of Surveying qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 7 core and 9 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.

  • Plan spatial data collection CPPSIS5031

  • Perform advanced surveying computations CPPSIS5053

  • Conduct GNSS surveys CPPSIS5047

  • Conduct engineering surveys CPPSIS5048

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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