As clever and dedicated as surveying professionals are, they can’t do their jobs all alone. Ever since human beings developed the concept of land ownership, the surveyor has been there with equipment in hand to help determine land boundaries. You can read all about the ancient history of surveying technology here – and about its…
Surveyors can take on many different tasks and roles during their careers, depending on their qualifications and level of experience.
Surveying students at TAFE and university are able to get a taste of what surveying is really like by starting out as a survey assistant during their study. TAFE students can then move into a surveying technician or draftsperson role once they are qualified. Meanwhile, those in university complete their degree as a graduate surveyor, with some choosing to specialise in other related fields like geospatial information systems.
Graduate surveyors can further their career opportunities and remuneration by undertaking a professional training agreement to become a licensed surveyor.