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International Course Info

Course code:

11701A

Course fee:

A$9,750

Duration

0.5 Year

OVERVIEW

The Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services equips you with the technical skills to take your career to the next level as a qualified surveying field assistant or spatial information assistant.

This course provides you with everything you will need to know about surveying and spatial information. You will gain industry-like experience as you develop a range of technical skills that can be used across the infrastructure, energy & construction industry.

TAFE NSW is the leading provider of education and training in Australia, with over 130 years of history. Our courses are designed in close consultation with industry, so you graduate with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge.


SCHOLARSHIPS

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LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Understand the basics of both surveying and spatial information services
  • Read, design and produce maps
  • Collect surveying data
  • Work with spatial data
  • Perform simple surveying computations
  • Operate specialised software

GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Setting up and using basic surveying equipment
  • Collecting basic spatial data
  • Providing field support services
  • Drafting and map production

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

People who are successful in surveying and spatial information sectors are:

  • An analytical mind and a methodical approach to problem solving
  • Are skilled at prioritising important cues and recognising patterns
  • Have good situational awareness
  • Are talented in mathematics
  • Have a love of working outdoors

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

Technology and software is rapidly evolving on a global scale, whether it be in the spatial information or surveying field. This is driving a high demand for qualified workers, who have the knowledge and expertise to deliver great results in a variety of settings.


INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:
English Language Requirements:
TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Moderate computer skills to work with complex software and spreadsheets
  • Good communication
  • Skills in mathematics
  • An eye for detail

A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). You will be eligible to apply for your white card upon completion of the core unit CPCCWHS1001.

Visit the Safework NSW website for more information on applying for your white card.

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb A$9,750
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb A$9,750

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

CAMPUS FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on campus study environments industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study and presentation areas and general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules To achieve this qualification competency must be demonstrated in 11 units of competency
  • 5 core units, 6 elective units.
  • Core Units
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • CPPSIS3011 Produce basic maps
  • CPPSIS3015 Collect basic surveying data
  • CPPSIS3019 Produce basic plans of surveys
  • CPPSIS3020 Perform basic surveying computations
  • CPPSIS3016 Provide field support services for surveying and spatial projects
  • CPPSIS3018 Transfer loads
  • CPPSIS3021 Visually interpret image data
  • CPPSIS4022 Store and retrieve spatial data
  • CPPSIS4039 Operate surveying equipment
  • CPPSIS4039 Design and produce maps
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
  • RIISTD201D Read and interpret maps
  • TLIC2025 Operate four wheel drive vehicle

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Surveying study pathway:



STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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