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Don't give up - find what fuels your fire
“The journey never ends. As long as you feel that you're doing the right thing, then I think that's the right choice.”
Charlie Le’s parents wanted him to pursue a career in medicine or another traditionally ‘prestigious’ field at university.
Unfortunately, Charlie had no real love for what he was studying.
“Eventually, I discovered a passion and love for property,” Charlie says. “And that's when I decided, ‘You know what? I'm going start doing property valuation!’”
In his second year, Charlie was fortunate enough to get a graduate position at a leading bank.
“You have to really think about what you want, and don't be scared to make mistakes. You're going to have to make mistakes to find out what you want.”
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What job opportunities could a civil construction or surveying course lead to?
Work with civil engineers, builders, project managers, and architects in the design and construction of major projects like bridges, commercial buildings, roads, dams, tunnels, and railways.
Civil construction and surveying courses offer students a chance to gain hands-on experience and apply their expertise throughout the construction industry. TAFE NSW qualifications can lead to careers in a range of different industries and sectors from roads, to mining, residential, and defence.
A civil construction and surveying course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from proposing structure designs, to overseeing crucial civil projects across the country. The average weekly salary for a civil engineering professional is $1,962, and qualifications in civil construction and surveying can lead to a variety of jobs such as:
- Civil Engineer
- Building Surveyor
- Civil Construction Worker
- Quarry or Mining Operator
- Spatial Information Technician
- Local Council Worker
- Structural or Transport Engineer
- Land Surveyor
- Quantity Supervisor
- Civil Construction Designer
- Civil Works Supervisor
- Building Inspector
In order to become a surveyor in Australia, you will need to complete relevant land surveyor qualifications in surveying, spatial science, geospatial science or geographical information systems. The minimum qualifications needed to be a surveyor is a degree but you can start with courses such as Certificate IV in Surveying or Diploma of Spatial Information Services.
Whether you're just starting out in your civil construction and surveying career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.
TAFE NSW courses in this area include:
- Building Surveying
- Civil Construction
- Building Design
- Spatial Information Services
- Civil Construction Design