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.
- 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.
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. Software, hardware and techniques learnt in this diploma are transferable to careers in the spatial sciences industry both nationally and internationally.
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
Certificate IV in Surveying (CPP40216)
Skills covered include collecting spatial data using GNSS, organising field services, surveying computations, computer-aided drawing, terrestrial technologies and setting out site and building works. 6 core units plus 8 electives.
Diploma of Surveying
Skills covered include spatial data collection, conducting GNSS surveys, advanced surveying computations, geodetic surveys and designing basic engineering structures. 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.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession