Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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In this program, you'll extend your studies and knowledge with increased practice and engagement with digital technologies and surveying tools that map and display information from multiple databases.
Surveying services rely on the collection, management and presentation of information that relates to surveying, mapping and GIS. This is an integral part of:
- local, state and national land management programs
- building and construction projects
- environmental studies
- navigational systems
- emergency situations monitoring.
You will further your skills by learning to conduct advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data collection and set-out surveys; create engineering drawings; and perform advanced surveying computations.
There is a focus on geodetic surveying including how to perform geodetic surveying computations. You will also develop industry-specific skills including how to undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects, compile and check survey plans, and develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval.
You will become more experienced with data and be able to manipulate and analyse geographic information system (GIS) data and use complex spreadsheets.
As part of your assessment, you will conduct an engineering surveying project.
*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.
The full-time program is only 3 days a week so you can work part time in the industry as a paraprofessional.
We offer industry exposure through regular seminars with guest speakers and opportunities to take part in simulated spatial science and survey activities at our Yarra Bend field station.
With several industries that are dependent on surveyors, particularly construction, the long term career opportunities for surveyors are very encouraging.
You may find work in the industry as a:
- survey technician
- assistant to land surveyors
- GIS/GPS operator
- computer draftsperson.
Work is available in areas including:
- land management
- civil and structural engineering
- asset management for local government or mining companies.
Program and course information
Extend your career in Surveying
Become familiar with the technologies and tools used to map and display information.