After working in the industry, Lucas Smith decided to further his career by studying the Advanced Diploma in Surveying, taking the first step towards his goal of becoming a licensed surveyor.
Advanced Diploma of Surveying, Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Surveying) (Honours)
Cadastral Surveyor (casual), CRA Survey
The Advanced Diploma of Surveying is a great introduction to the industry, as it makes you work-ready. Not only do you attain the basics, you gain an understanding of where the industry is heading.
I worked full-time with a surveyor for several years before deciding to study the program. I chose RMIT because it had the best reputation for surveying studies.
The Advanced Diploma of Surveying is a great introduction to the industry and makes you work-ready. In addition to basic skills, you gain an understanding of where the industry is heading. The highlight of my studies was receiving an award for excellence for completing the advanced diploma.
Progressing to the bachelor degree has been relatively simple. Almost all of the field work is similar, and the practical knowledge I gained in the advanced diploma has been invaluable in applying the more theoretical approach of the degree.
I’m already lucky enough to be working in the industry and my aim is to just keep getting better at it. When I graduate, I’d like to enter into a training agreement with a licensed surveyor.
I love what I do because it strikes the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor work. Each job presents unique and interesting challenges, and there’s nothing else I’d rather do.