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Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

  • National Course Code: CPP30216
  • TAFE NSW code: CPP30216-01V03-19NEW-390

Location – Newcastle Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

04 Feb 2019

Hours Per Week



18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of surveying or spatial information services assistants. These people provide support under supervision to a surveying or spatial information services team. They perform a range of duties, from collecting basic spatial data and providing field support services, to simple drafting and map production.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply in some States where cadastral and mining surveying must be undertaken under the supervision of a registered surveyor. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.

Number Title
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPPSIS3019 Produce basic plans of surveys
CPPSIS3020 Perform basic surveying computations
CPPSIS3021 Visually interpret image data
CPPSIS3015 Collect basic surveying data
CPPSIS3016 Provide field support services for surveying and spatial projects
RIISTD201D Read and interpret maps
CPPSIS3011 Produce basic maps
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 4.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

Students must possess a General Induction (White) Card prior to commencing study. There are two core areas of study in this course: 1. Field skills using surveying equipment and 2. Office skills including the use of CAD and mathematics. No prior experience is required in the use of surveying equipment and CAD. It is expected that students have completed year 12 (or equal) mathematics. Study is face to face full time (two days per week). There is no distance/flexible option.

A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.
Classes are currently scheduled to run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.30am to 5.00pm. Students will attend TWO days out of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
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Surveying or spatial information services assistants

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Course Location

Newcastle Campus
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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