Develop foundational skills, use cutting-edge technology and discover the right career path for you in the world of surveying and spatial information. Enter the industry as a surveying or spatial information services assistant.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Read, design and produce maps
Collect surveying data and work with spatial data
Perform simple surveying computations
Operate specialised software
Provide field support for surveying and spatial projects
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in producing maps and plans
The skills to conduct spatial data storage and management
The ability to collect surveying data and provide field support services
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site. This can be gained during the course or at TAFE NSW campuses that offer this service with an accredited WorkCover assessor.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Moderate computer skills to work with complex software and spreadsheets
Good communication skills
An eye for detail
A budget of approximately $325 to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Access to a computer or laptop to complete study at home
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Surveying or Spatial Science Technicians collect, record and evaluate spatial information and prepare databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists.
Other jobs include: surveying field assistant and spatial information services assistant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 units of competency, including 6 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.