Where to Study Surveying & Spatial Science – NSW & ACT


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University of New South Wales Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying) 92
(alternative entry options available)
Maths Ext 1 & Physics preferred. Bridging courses available. TAFE Diploma graduates should discuss their articulation options with Surveying lecturers at UNSW. 4 years full time Course info
Tel (02) 9385 5033
Bachelor of Engineering (Geospatial Engineering) 92
(alternative entry options available)
4 years full time
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/ Bachelor of Surveying 92 Maths Ext 1 (3 unit) & Physics. 5 years full time

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) 81 Assumed to have studied HSC Maths (Band 5) or Maths Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science related subject would be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). TAFE surveying diploma students receive 25% exemption for prior learning. 4 years full time Course info
Tel (02) 4921 6058
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)   (Civil)/ Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Surveying) 85 Assumed to have studied Maths 5 (Band 5) or Maths Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science related subject would be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). TAFE surveying diploma students receive up to 20% exemption for prior learning. 5 years full time

TAFE, NSW Hunter Institute Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
N/A
N/A 6 months full time Course info
Tel (02) 4923 7988
Certificate IV in Surveying N/A Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services 6 months full time
Diploma of Surveying
N/A
Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services 12 months full time

TAFE NSW,
Ultimo College
Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
N/A
N/A 6 months full time Course info
Brochure
Tel (02) 9217 5161
Diploma of Surveying
N/A
Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services 2 years full time
(18 months if completed Cert III)

TAFE NSW,
Illawarra Institute
Certificate III in Surveying & Spatial Information Services
N/A
N/A 6 months full time Course info
Brochure
Tel (02) 4229 0113
Certificate IV in Surveying
N/A
On completion of Certificate III in Surveying & Spatial Information Services 6 months full time
Diploma of Surveying
N/A
On completion of Certificate IV in Surveying 12 months full time

TAFE NSW, Riverina Institute Certificate IV in Surveying
N/A
Students must be working in industry with at least 6 months professional experience 2 years part time (online and face to face delivery) Course info
Brochure 1
Brochure 2
Tel (02) 604 3 6700
Diploma of Surveying
N/A
Students must be working in industry with at least 6 months professional experience 2 years part time (online and face to face delivery)

Canberra Institute of Technology Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information N/A N/A 6 months full time or blended delivery Course info
Tel (02) 6207 3100
Certificate IV in Surveying N/A Having completed a certificate III in Surveying & Spatial Information or have relevant work experience 6 month full time or blended delivery
Certificate IV in Spatial Information N/A Having completed a certificate III in Surveying & Spatial Information or have relevant work experience 6 months full time or blended delivery
Diploma of Surveying N/A Having completed a certificate IV in Surveying or have relevant work experience 1 year full time or blended delivery
Diploma of Spatial Information N/A Having completed a Diploma of Spatial Information or Surveying or have relevant work experience 6 months full time or blended delivery

 

Note: Some of the above courses are a mix of face-to-face and online delivery. For a list of online courses please go to our ‘Distance Education’ page here.

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BECOMING A REGISTERED SURVEYOR IN NSW

(2-3 YEARS PART TIME)

 

Registered Land Surveyors

Graduate Surveyors can progress further in their career to become Registered Surveyors with the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW (BOSSI). Registered Land Surveyors in NSW are experts in Land or Cadastral Surveying and legally qualified to perform senior functions including the sign off of Land Title documents.

The pathway to becoming a Registered Land Surveyor in NSW requires a Certificate of Competency. To gain a Certificate of Competency, a candidate needs to have 2 years of practical Surveying experience, and either produce 5 projects that are examined, or enter into a Practical Training Agreement with an employer.

Candidates that choose the project examination pathway are provided with mentoring workshops and other support by Professional Associations to assist them through the registration process. The mentors and examiners are chosen by the Associations and are leaders in the profession.

Practical Training Agreements (PTAs) are another method of registration, with an agreement established between BOSSI, the candidate and their employer who becomes the Supervising Surveyor.

PTAs are structured so all training is structured to be completed within a maximum two year period, where the candidate is required to gain practicable experience and undertake various projects. Throughout the PTA, the candidate will be required to attend six monthly interviews with BOSSI till their final interview which will be in the form of an examination with a panel of BOSSI Board Members.

Registered Mining Surveyors

Registered Mining Surveyors in NSW require a three year degree followed by three years’ practical experience. To obtain registration the mining surveyor will also be required to provide three projects for examination, one written legislative exam and a final interview. Registered Mining Surveyors in NSW are experts in Mining surveying and may be appointed as a nominated surveyor for a mine to ensure all works are accurately mapped and documented. These works may include above and underground works.

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