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Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

National ID: CPP30112 | State ID: J352


Gain basic surveying skills and begin an entry level job in the surveying and spatial information services sector or continue with further study in surveying at North Metro.

This qualification will teach you how to work with spatial data, operate basic survey equipment, work through survey computations and read and interpret maps.

You'll also gain skills in workplace safety and the application of safe work places. This course may be studied by work based training or by off campus learning provided you have a position in an appropriate work place.

Please note: completion of Certificate II in Surveying and Spatial Information Services does not provide automatic entry into Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services due to the specific entry requirements of Certificate III.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

surveying technician

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

CPP40112 Certificate IV in Surveying

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where East Perth

6 months (1 semester) full time.

How Full-Time
International Students (In Australia)
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

surveying technician

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

CPP40112 Certificate IV in Surveying

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Contribute to workplace safety arrangements CPPCMN3003A WC124
Read and interpret maps RIISTD201A WB448
Collect spatial data CPPSIS3015A WE762
Respond to client spatial enquiry CPPSIS3014A WE761
Perform basic surveying computations CPPSIS3020A WE767


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment MEM30012A W5428
Operate application software packages ICAICT203A D7845
Select, operate and maintain equipment and supplies CPPSIS3017A WE764
Apply map presentation principles CPPSIS3011A WE759
Operate surveying equipment CPPSIS4030A WE777
Perform basic drafting CPPSIS3019A WE766

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

Year 11 ATAR maths (or equivalent). All applicants are required to sit a pre-entry numerical assessment. If you don't have the required numeracy level alternate entry pathways are available.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


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Page last updated March 29, 2017