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Diploma of Surveying

National ID: CPP50116 | State ID: BAI4


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:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where East Perth

One year (2 semesters) full time after completion of Certificate IV.

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
Conduct engineering surveys CPPSIS5048 AXG55
Conduct geodetic surveys CPPSIS5058 AXH89
Conduct GNSS surveys CPPSIS5047 AXI60
Design basic engineering structures CPPSIS5065 AXH64
Perform advanced surveying computations CPPSIS5053 AXG76
Perform geodetic surveying computations CPPSIS5054 AXG11
Plan spatial data collection CPPSIS5031 AXI65

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Capture new spatial data CPPSIS5032 AXI12
Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis CPPSIS5064 AXG97
Design and produce maps CPPSIS4039 AXG15
Plan and implement surveying projects CPPSIS5049 AXI40
Prepare and present GIS data CPPSIS4038 AXI34
Produce maps for land management purposes AHCLPW404 BAR56
Produce mine drawings CPPSIS6022 AXH00
Set out stormwater systems CPPSIS5046 AXF94
Undertake project work BSBPMG522 AUI91

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 August 17, 2017