Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services - CPP41721

VOCATIONAL

Learn how to capture, process and present electronic data, and gain practical experience with industry-standard equipment to support the land surveying industry.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Fees:

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Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Bundoora
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
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Location:
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Overview

During the Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services, you’ll gain practical experience with industry-standard equipment.

In this certificate you will learn how to use surveying technologies and software to capture, process and present electronic data. You will also learn how to collect and interpret spatial data in various forms and operate surveying equipment to support the land surveying industry.

You’ll become experienced in the field and be able to plan and conduct field surveying operations, operate surveying equipment, collect spatial data using a total station, collect spatial data using GNSS and set out site and building works.

In the office, you’ll also learn how to produce basic plans of survey, store, maintain and retrieve spatial data, apply GIS software to spatial problems, design and produce maps and digitally enhance and process image data.

This qualification is delivered face-to-face in a blend of classroom, online and field activities at our Bundoora campus.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification is also offered as a Traineeship.

Details

This certificate includes:

  • a project-based format simulating the workplace environment
  • online delivery
  • hands-on field days (Bundoora)
  • face-to-face delivery.

You will study for four days per week in two streams for one semester: one day in the field at the Bundoora campus, one day at the city campus, and two days online.

For students in traineeships, study will complement the workplace training set in the CPP41721-Trainee-training-plan.

You’ll gain industry exposure through regular seminars with guest speakers, and have opportunities to take part in simulated spatial science and survey activities at our Bundoora field station.

Study in this certificate is approximately four days per week:

  • one day in the field at the Bundoora campus
  • one day at the City campus
  • two days of online classwork.

You should also allow additional time for take-home assignments and study.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this qualification and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

During study in this qualification, you will:

  • collect spatial data using GNSS
  • pperate spatial software applications
  • perform simple surveying and spatial computations
  • produce basic plans of survey
  • operate surveying equipment
  • plan and conduct field surveying operations
  • produce computer-aided drawings
  • collect spatial data using a total station
  • set out site and building works
  • store and retrieve spatial data
  • digitally enhance and process image data
  • maintain spatial data
  • apply GIS software to spatial problems
  • design and produce maps
  • create spatial data.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
Program code: C4417
National curriculum code: CPP41721

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
City Campus
0.5 years full-time
C4417
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time
Plan code
C4417
CRICOS

Career

Graduates are employed in the spatial information industry as assistants to land surveyors, survey technicians, GIS/GPS operators or as computer draftspersons.

You may initially work in areas like land management, civil and structural engineering, or asset management for local government or mining companies.

Jobs titles may include:

  • Engineering Surveyor
  • Geographic Information Systems Officer
  • GIS/GPS Operator
  • Land Surveying Technician.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this program.

Applicants must meet the minimum University Entry requirements for this program.

This program is also delivered as a traineeship. To enrol in this program as a trainee, you should:

Make contact with Australian Apprenticeship Support Network who can explain Traineeships and assist with finding employment as a dental assistant

Sign a training contract with your employer and the Apprenticeship Network provider

Nominate RMIT as your preferred Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

You will be contacted by RMIT after we are notified by the Apprenticeship Network to organise your enrolment.

There are no pre-requisites or selection tasks for this program.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Surveying and spatial information services guarantees entry into the Diploma of Surveying.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Surveying guarantees entry into the Advanced Diploma of Surveying.

Fees

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$1,100* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place (without concession): AU$5,500* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$10,000* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022* is $315. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.