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Certificate IV in Surveying

National ID: CPP40216 | State ID: BAJ4


By studying this Certificate IV you will develop skills in the operation of survey equipment and software, working through advanced computations, GIS GPS equipment use and data storage and creating survey plans using survey software.

You'll also gain an insight into safety in the workplace and learn how to implement safe working practices. This course may be studied by work based training or by off campus learning provided you are employed in an appropriate work place and can have your work certified by a supervising surveyor.

Your Certificate IV in Surveying prepares you for roles such as:

  • Survey Assistant
  • Surveying Technician

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

How Full-Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

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Further study opportunities:

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.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

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.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Collect spatial data using GNSS CPPSIS4025 AXF59
Collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies CPPSIS4040 AXH50
Organise surveying field services CPPSIS4027 AXF78
Perform surveying computations CPPSIS4031 AXH51
Produce computer-aided drawings CPPSIS4037 AXH58
Set out site and building works CPPSIS4041 AXI11

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct field surveying operations CPPSIS4032 AXF36
Design and produce maps CPPSIS4039 AXG15
Develop spreadsheets for spatial data CPPSIS5060 AXG29
Operate application software packages ICTICT203 AUU08
Operate surveying equipment CPPSIS4030 AXF48
Prepare and present GIS data CPPSIS4038 AXI34
Store and retrieve spatial data CPPSIS4022 AXI88
Visually interpret image data CPPSIS3021 AXG78

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.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available 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

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III


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Page last updated July 26, 2017