Land surveying is a crucial profession that plays a pivotal role in various industries, including construction, real estate, and infrastructure development. One common question that often arises is whether land surveying is a hands-on role. The answer lies in the nature of the job and the evolving technology in the field. Traditionally, land surveying was…
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.