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Diploma of Spatial Information Services

  • National Course Code: CPP50216
  • TAFE NSW code: CPP50216-01V02-19NEC-119

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 geographic information system (GIS) technicians. They perform advanced data manipulation, including spatial dataset updating and management, and use a range of technologies, such as global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and specialised geospatial software.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

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
19NEC00171 UOS 1 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services 04 Feb 2019 19 Jul 2019 01 Apr 2019 $1,015.00
19NEC00174 UOS 2 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services 22 Jul 2019 03 Jan 2020 02 Sep 2019 $1,015.00
20NEC00051 UOS 3 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services 06 Jan 2020 12 Jun 2020 02 Mar 2020 $1,015.00
20NEC00054 UOS 4 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services 15 Jun 2020 27 Nov 2020 03 Aug 2020 $1,015.00
Number Title
AHCLPW404 Produce maps for land management purposes
CPPSIS6040 Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations
CPPSIS5062 Conduct photogrammetric mapping
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
CPPSIS5031 Plan spatial data collection
CPPSIS5060 Develop spreadsheets for spatial data
CPPCMN4002 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CPPSIS5032 Capture new spatial data
CPPSIS5035 Obtain and validate spatial data
CPPSIS5040 Interpret and collate spatial data
CPPSIS5064 Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis
CPPSIS6037 Conduct advanced remote sensing analysis
CPPSIS5039 Plan and implement spatial projects
CPPSIS5043 Design spatial data storage systems
CPPSIS5036 Integrate spatial datasets
CPPSIS5037 Maintain spatial data 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 Although not mandatory, it is expected that learners are working in industry or have a very good understanding of spatial information management and analysis. The option of attending a week-long camp is available for students who prefer practical face-to-face training.

The Diploma Spatial Information Services is a higher-level qualification for the spatial information industry. This qualification combines advanced practical skills associated with managing and analysing spatial information. It includes management units applicable for the learner who supervises staff. Once they have completed this course they may wish to go on to further study including:
? Advanced Diploma Spatial Information Services
? Riverina Institute has a pathway into University of Southern Queensland (USQ)?s Surveying and Spatial Sciences degree.

Due to the nature of the on-line delivery, and the need for workplace or simulated workplace training, it is advised that all students undertaking this course must have good computing skills and ideally gain experience in a suitable workplace. Typically students undertaking this qualification are working in industry, or have studied a degree and want broader Geographic Information System (GIS) practical experience. They are generally managing a team of GIS staff, or are the key GIS contact within an organisation. This qualification is very practical in nature but combines the management units expected of someone supervising staff.

Career opportunities include: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager, Survey assistant, Natural Resource Management Officer, Cartographer, Emergency Services, Local and State Government, Public Safety."
Delivery of this course will commence in February 2019. Learners will be contacted by teaching staff and provided with an access link and key to the on-line learning management system (Moodle).
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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:
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Geographic Information Systems Officer

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Course Location

National Environmental Centre
Ettamogah Road, Thurgoona
Phone 131 601

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