Phoebe Hunt knew a desk job wasn't for her. Her love for outdoors and interest in geography meant the Diploma of Surveying was a natural fit for her.
Diploma of Surveying
This program has exposed me to different types of maps, software and equipment, and I certainly feel like I'm well on my way to becoming a fully licensed professional surveyor.
From an early age, my Dad knew I’d never be happy with a job sitting behind a desk all day, so when he came across surveying while my older sister was going to university open days, he suggested it would be a good fit for me.
Loving the outdoors and doing well in geography at school, I followed his advice and took part in a surveying experience day at RMIT. I got to go into the field and use a total station to survey the land. After an impressive visit to an RMIT Open Day after that, I knew where I wanted to study.
My program has a hands-on learning approach that relates what we are taught in the classrooms with how we’ll use it in the workforce. We also receive lots of practical advice from professional surveyors. We also get the chance make subdivisions as surveyors and draftspeople - just like you would in industry, and we are held to industry standard for our assessment, including in work health safety.
My favourite part of the program is our time at Yarra Bend where we get to do field work on a live site. It makes me feels like I’m already a fully qualified surveyor.
My program has given me exposure to different types of maps using different types of software and equipment, making me feel like I’m well on my way to my goal of becoming a fully licensed professional surveyor.