AWARD COURSE

Diploma of Surveying


National Code: CPP50116
TAFE SA Code: TP00867

Study pathway: Certificate IV in Surveying (CPP40216)

Description

This course provides specialist skills and knowledge in all aspects of surveying. A strong practical focus gives you extensive skills in the use of a wide range of surveying and precision GPS equipment in a range of industry contexts. In the classroom, you will gain valuable skills in leading surveying and engineering software applications and lectures provide the background to survey theory and mathematics.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time

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Scheduled

Information Session:

Wednesday 6 November 2019
6:00-7:00pm at Regency Campus - Room G40


Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$2,782
$5,564
Concession
$2,080
$4,160

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$9,568
$19,136

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $200.00 for Transport for Surveying Projects.

    • Applicants must complete the Certificate IV in Surveying before completing the Diploma of Surveying. Applicants with a Certificate IV in Surveying can complete the course in 12 months.
    • Please note that fees listed are for the Diploma only. Please see the Certificate IV course page for fees. Certificate IV fees are not covered by VET Student Loans.
    • Course duration covers the Diploma and the Certificate IV.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    New graduates will work as technicians under limited supervision in the collection, processing and presentation of data in the areas of mining, engineering, construction, hydrography, aerial mapping, geographic information systems and land surveying.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Surveying (CPP50116)
    This course provides specialist skills and knowledge in all aspects of surveying. A strong practical focus gives learners extensive skills in the use of a wide range of surveying and precision GPS equipment in a range of industry contexts. In the classroom, students gain valuable skills in leading surveying and engineering software applications and lectures provide the background to survey theory and mathematics. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units plus 9 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Conduct engineering surveys 40
    Conduct geodetic surveys 60
    Conduct GNSS surveys 40
    Design basic engineering structures 120
    Perform advanced surveying computations 80
    Perform geodetic surveying computations 60
    Plan spatial data collection 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply land and planning law to surveying 60
    Capture new spatial data 100
    Compile and check survey plans 30
    Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys 70
    Conduct open pit mine surveys 140
    Conduct precision surveys 40
    Develop spreadsheets for spatial data 40
    Locate underground services in surveying practice 60
    Set out stormwater systems 120
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems
    Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying)
    Associate Degree in Spatial Science (Surveying)
    Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying)
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