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International Course Info

Course code:

CPP40216

Course fee:

A$10,680

Duration

0.5 Year

OVERVIEW

The Certificate IV in Surveying takes your technical skills to the next level, as you specialise in the field as a surveying technician. Learn to collect data using emerging technology, and gain transferable skills that will set you apart from the rest.

This course provides you with everything you will need to know about surveying. You will gain industry-like experience as you develop a range of technical and theoretical 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:

  • Collect spatial data using GNSS
  • Organise surveying field services
  • Perform surveying computations
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Using terrestrial technology
  • Set out site and building works

GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will strengthen your practical skills in surveying by:

  • Collecting, storing, quality-assuring and analysing surveying dat
  • Using and maintaining surveying equipment
  • Using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Remote Pilot Aircraft System (RPAS) technology
  • Using Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS) software

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

People who are successful in this course have:

  • A strong attention to detail
  • An understanding of natural systems
  • An analytical mind
  • A desire to work in the outdoors
  • Good problem solving skills

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

The demand for surveyors is soaring as infrastructure development booms. The surveying and mapping services industry is forecast to generate $3.1 billion in revenue and grow steadily through to 2024.

Surveying applications are incredibly diverse, so the opportunities to work as a surveyor both regionally and metropolitan are ample.


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.

PreRequisite:


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:

  • Talent in mathematics
  • A working knowledge of computers and software
  • A keen interest in working outdoors
  • A reasonable level of fitness to undertake routine work tasks in the field

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).

Please 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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Ultimo Jul A$10,680
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Ultimo Jul A$10,680

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 on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated work places, study and presentation areas as well as 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 14 units of competency.
  • 6 Core units, 8 elective units
  • All 8 units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • Up to 2 units may be chosen from other Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma qualification in CPP or another current Training Package or accredited course provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
  • Core Units
  • CPPSIS4025 Collect spatial data using GNSS
  • CPPSIS4027 Organise surveying field services
  • CPPSIS4031 Perform surveying computations
  • CPPSIS4037 Produce computer-aided drawings
  • CPPSIS4040 Collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies
  • CPPSIS4041 Set out site and building works
  • CPPCMN4002 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • CPPSIS4022 Store and retrieve spatial data
  • CPPSIS4030 Operate surveying equipment
  • CPPSIS4032 Conduct field surveying operations
  • CPPSIS4036 Operate spatial software applications
  • CPPSIS4038 Prepare and present GIS data
  • CPPSIS5060 Develop spreadsheets for spatial data

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:


Be Recognised

If you already have experience, skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning.


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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