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Diploma of Surveying

  • National Course Code: CPP50116
  • TAFE NSW code: CPP50116-01V02-19NEC-121

Location – National Environmental Centre

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Study Type


Course Start Date

04 Feb 2019

Hours Per Week



2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of skilled surveying technicians. These people hold advanced surveying skills, and perform duties involving the performance of precise measurements and setting out structures using specialised surveying equipment.

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 be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a fee exemption. In claiming the exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accordance with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
19NEC00183 UOS 1 - DIPLOMA OF SURVEYING 04 Feb 2019 26 Apr 2019 04 Mar 2019 $508.00
19NEC00186 UOS 2 - DIPLOMA OF SURVEYING 29 Apr 2019 19 Jul 2019 03 Jun 2019 $508.00
19NEC00189 UOS 3 - DIPLOMA OF SURVEYING 22 Jul 2019 11 Oct 2019 02 Sep 2019 $508.00
19NEC00192 UOS 4 - DIPLOMA OF SURVEYING 14 Oct 2019 03 Jan 2020 04 Nov 2019 $508.00
20NEC00062 UOS 5 - DIPLOMA OF SURVEYING 06 Jan 2020 27 Mar 2020 03 Feb 2020 $508.00
20NEC00065 UOS 6 - DIPLOMA OF SURVEYING 23 Mar 2020 12 Jun 2020 04 May 2020 $508.00
20NEC00068 UOS 7 - DIPLOMA OF SURVEYING 15 Jun 2020 04 Sep 2020 06 Jul 2020 $508.00
20NEC00071 UOS 8 - DIPLOMA OF SURVEYING 07 Sep 2020 27 Nov 2020 06 Oct 2020 $504.00
Number Title
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
AHCLPW404 Produce maps for land management purposes
CPPSIS5053 Perform advanced surveying computations
CPPSIS5057 Conduct precision surveys
CPPSIS5044 Develop subdivision survey designs for local government approval
CPPSIS5046 Set out stormwater systems
CPPSIS5031 Plan spatial data collection
CPPSIS5054 Perform geodetic surveying computations
CPPSIS5051 Apply land and planning law to surveying
CPPSIS5061 Locate underground services in surveying practice
CPPSIS5065 Design basic engineering structures
CPPSIS5060 Develop spreadsheets for spatial data
CPPSIS5032 Capture new spatial data
CPPCMN4002 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
PSPLND002 Compile and check survey plans
CPPSIS4032 Conduct field surveying operations
CPPSIS4038 Prepare and present GIS data
CPPSIS5047 Conduct GNSS surveys
CPPSIS5040 Interpret and collate spatial data
CPPSIS5064 Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis
CPPSIS5058 Conduct geodetic surveys
CPPSIS5049 Plan and implement surveying projects
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
CPPSIS5048 Conduct engineering surveys
CPPSIS5037 Maintain spatial data systems
CPPSIS5043 Design spatial data storage systems
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
An Information Session will be held 22 January 2019 9:00pm - 6:00pm TAFE NSW NEC

Semester 1 Information Week Monday, 21 January to Friday, 25 January 2019. Register your interest via TAFE NSW's Facebook page HERE

This course is delivered in accordance with the Training package requirements for CPP07 training Package.

Students undertaking this qualification must be working in industry and completed a Certificate IV in Surveying. A pre-enrolment assessment by a surveying teacher is mandatory.

In some cases learners have enough industry experience to apply for Recognised Current Competency (RCC). In most cases camp attendance at National Environment Centre is required.

The Learning Management System (Moodle) will have a suggested study schedule for both part-time and full-time learners.

Once students have completed this course they may wish to go on to further study including:
TAFE NSW has a pathway into University of Southern Queensland (USQ)?s Surveying and Spatial Sciences degree.

Career opportunities include: survey technicians, cartographic technicians, geographic information systems officers, Defence, Local and State Government, Public Safety.
This course has a blended delivery. The student is expected to spend 720 hours over 2 years studying. In addition it is expected that students will attend at least 2 week-long camps during the course.
Congratulations on deciding to enrol with TAFE NSW!

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. The following steps will set you up to study with us:
Choose your course and where you want to study
Assess your eligibility
Obtain your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

If you have any queries, one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants would be happy to assist you.
Call 131 601 or send us an enquiry. We can help talk you through all your options.

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.

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Course Location

National Environmental Centre
Ettamogah Road, Thurgoona
Phone 131 601

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