Where do you see your study path taking your interest in land surveying?
If you’re based in Victoria – or thinking about moving there – this diagram helps explain the different options to have when you decide to start studying through one of Victoria’s surveying courses. After you’ve gone through it, click through to Victorian Where to Study find out more information about the educational institutions that can set you on your way.
As you can see from the above chart, there are a wide array of positions that you can step into that fall under the banner of land surveying.
Let’s break them down.
A Professional Training Agreement, which runs three to five years in length depending on how you decide to structure it, can lead to becoming a licensed surveyor. The status of licensed surveyor is the pinnacle of the field of land surveying, and as such many strive to attain this title; you can learn more about what licensed surveyors do on this dedicated page.
An undergraduate degree – or an undergraduate degree coupled with a postgraduate follow-up – will take approximately four to five years, and will see you leave a graduate surveyor, ready to go on the hunt for surveying jobs.
Choosing an advanced diploma can see you working as a survey assistant in one year, and a diploma may lead to a position as a survey technician. These roles are very important in the surveying industry, and can be the perfect stepping stones to work as a land surveyor.
One short cut you can take into the land surveying arena is a Certificate IV. It will take you half a year, and upon successful completion you will be set to work as a survey assistant.
No matter whichever of the surveying courses open to you you choose, there are always options to go back and continue your studies to attain that next goal.