Develop your leadership skills for advanced roles in surveying across industries like mining, defence, engineering and more. Build experience using surveying technology and gain critical skills to become a surveying technician or engineering surveyor.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Collect, store and analyse surveying data
Use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), total station theodolites and digital levels
Use Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS) software
Maintain surveying equipment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Exposure to highly realistic surveying work settings
Competence performing technical mathematics and Excel computations
Confidence using popular surveying tools and technology like Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD), Geographic Information System (GIS), total station theodolites and digital levels
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Surveying, the Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Surveying) as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate or
Significant, relevant work experience where your tasks and capabilities reflect the maths and Excel units of competency in the above Certificate IV qualifications, as evidenced by a letter from your employer or resume
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Advanced numeracy skills
An excellent knowledge of industry software
The ability to provide your own personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of covered shoes, a long-sleeve fluoro shirt, a wide-brimmed sunhat and long pants
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
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.
Other jobs include: Surveying technician, Survey technician , Engineering surveyor and Surveying supervisor
Further study and other requirements are necessary following the Diploma of Surveying if you wish to become qualified as a registered surveyor in NSW. Visit the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information for more information on gaining surveying registration. A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Surveying does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Surveying does not have any related courses.
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.
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 8 core and 8 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.
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
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