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This program is available as either a traineeship or non-traineeship program.
Learn how to use surveying technologies and software to capture, process and present electronic data, and gain practical experience with industry-standard equipment.
During this program you will learn how to collect and interpret spatial data in various forms and operate surveying equipment.
You’ll become experienced in the field and be able to organise field services, equipment and supplies. You’ll also learn how to use spatial software applications to prepare and present Geographic Information System (GIS) data and produce computer-aided drawings.
Practical skills are integrated with important analytical skills like implementing risk management systems, and developing environmentally sustainable practices.
*Programs may change as training packages are updated.
You'll experience lectures, tutorials, practical/laboratory exercises, work-simulated projects, competency-based assessments, online and offline learning and balanced hands-on practice.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
This program includes:
- a project-based format simulating the workplace environment
- online delivery
- hands-on field days (Yarra Bend Park)
- face-to-face delivery.
You'll do 8 weeks of block release training spread over 1 year at RMIT's Melbourne City campus.
The assessments (assignment and project work) must be completed outside the block days.
For students in traineeships, study will complement the workplace training set in the CPP40112-Trainee-training-plan.
Graduates are employed in the spatial information industry as assistants to land surveyors, survey technicians, GIS/GPS operators or as computer draftspersons.
You may work in areas like land management, civil and structural engineering, or asset management for local government or mining companies.
- engineering surveyor
- geographic information systems officer
- GIS/GPS operator
- surveying technician.
Program and course information
Get an immediate start on your career in Surveying
By choosing the traineeship mode you learn through a mix of formal learning at RMIT and on-the-job experience via an employer.