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Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

  • National Course Code: CPP30216
  • TAFE NSW code: CPP30216-01V03-19ULT-101

Location – Ultimo College, Marcus Clarke Building (Building W)

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.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit



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An USB data drive 'stick' for TAFE work, cost $10.00. It is recommended that a laptop / notebook computer (Windows / Dos) also be available as a resource for the course. Take home copies of CAD software will be provided for students. A calculator (similar to CASIO fx-100au) will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $20.00.


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Find out about recognition:

Number Title
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
CPPSIS4039 Design and produce maps
CPPSIS4022 Store and retrieve spatial data
CPPSIS4030 Operate surveying equipment
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPPSIS3019 Produce basic plans of surveys
CPPSIS3020 Perform basic surveying computations
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.

An important next step is to attend the information session on Thursday, 13 December 2018, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Ultimo College, Marcus Clark Campus, 827-837 George Street, Haymarket, Marcus Clark Building W, Level 1, Room W1.67.


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You will need to attend approximately 22 hours a week over 3 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable will look is: Monday-Wednesday , 8:30am to 5:00pm
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria:


Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

Find out more about applying and enrolling:
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Surveying or spatial information services assistants

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Ultimo College, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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