Certificate IV in Surveying
Note: This program is currently offered to applicants with industry-related work experience. It 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.
This program is delivered face-to-face in a blend of classroom and field activities at Yarra Bend Park.
You’ll become experienced in the field and be able to organise surveying field services, conduct field surveying operations, and operate surveying equipment. You’ll also learn how to produce computer-aided drawings and prepare and present Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
Practical skills are integrated with important analytical skills like maintaining workplace safety in the property industry, and developing environmentally sustainable practices.
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 eight weeks of block-release training spread over six months at RMIT's Melbourne City campus.
The assessments (assignment and project work) may be completed outside the block days.
For students in traineeships, study will complement the workplace training set in the CPP40216-Trainee-training-plan.
During this program you'll:
- collect spatial data using GNSS
- organise surveying field services
- perform surveying computations
- produce computer-aided drawings
- collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies
- set out site and building works
- implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
- store and retrieve spatial data
- digitally enhance and process image data
- operate surveying equipment
- conduct field surveying operations
- prepare and present GIS data
- develop spreadsheets for spatial data
- maintain workplace safety in the property industry
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Program code: C4388
National curriculum code: CPP40216
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.
- engineering surveyor
- geographic information systems officer
- GIS/GPS operator
- surveying technician
Form: Non-Year 12 applicants may submit additional information if they would like it to be considered.
- For semester 1 intake, this can be completed through the VTAC Personal Statement online.
- For semester 2 intake, this can be completed through the personal statement in the Apply Direct application.
SEAS Form: This is a gender under-represented program and awards SEAS bonus points to female applicants. To be eligible you must submit a VTAC SEAS application and select category 1.
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’.
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. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
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 2018 is $298.
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.
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).