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Diploma of Surveying

National ID: CPP50112 | State ID: J357


This course will train you in the operation of sophisticated surveying equipment and software for conducting more complex engineering surveys, including road design and set out surveys and more complex surveying tasks.

This course may also be studied off campus provided you are employed in an appropriate work place and can have your work certified by a supervising surveyor.

This qualification satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership for the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (Engineering and Mining Commission).

Your Diploma of Surveying prepares you for roles such as:

  • Mine/Engineering Surveyor
  • Survey Assistant
  • Surveying Technician

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

mine/engineering surveyor

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

Further study opportunities:

CPP60312 Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where East Perth
Duration One year (two semesters) after completion of the Certificate IV.
How Full-Time
International Students (In Australia)
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

mine/engineering surveyor

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

Further study opportunities:

CPP60312 Advanced Diploma of 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.

Entrance Requirements

Certificate IV in Surveying or equivalent


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Produce maps for land management purposes AHCLPW404A D6901
Conduct geodetic surveying CPPSIS5058A WE813
Perform advanced surveying computations CPPSIS5053A WE808
Create mine drawings CPPSIS6022A WE821
Create engineering drawings CPPSIS5050A WE805
Conduct an engineering survey CPPSIS5048A WE803
Conduct an advanced GNSS data collection and set out survey CPPSIS5047A WE802


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Implement a spatial information services project plan CPPSIS5033A WE788
Manipulate and analyse GIS data CPPSIS5064A WE819
Conduct open mine pit surveying CPPSIS6021A WE820
Capture new spatial data CPPSIS5032A WE787
Perform geodetic surveying computations CPPSIS5054A WE809
Design road and railway CPPSIS5056A WE811
Plan spatial data collection and validation CPPSIS5031A WE786
Conduct an engineering surveying project CPPSIS5049A WE804

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

Certificate IV in Surveying or equivalent

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF


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Page last updated March 29, 2017