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CPP30221 Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services

National ID: CPP30221 State ID: BGI8
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Set your sights on a career in surveying

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work with spatial data and read, interpret and apply maps. You will learn about safety, performing computations and the skills necessary to operate in the field.

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

  • Work with spatial data
  • Operate basic survey equipment
  • Work through survey computations
  • Read and interpret maps
  • Workplace safety and the application of safe work places

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy a mix of working indoors and outdoors
  • Good organisational and mathematical skills
  • Enjoy problem solving with keen observation skills
  • Reasonable level of fitness
  • Ability to work as part of team

Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.

Free in 2023

This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Free in '23  page for further information.

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

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

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, which include a pass in Year 11 maths (or equivalent).

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

On campus

This course requires your attendance in class for 3 days per week when studied full time.   

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete additional study of around 15 hours each week outside of scheduled classes, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. 

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Work placement is optional.

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Additional costs include:

  • Survey bond of $200 to be paid at start of course. This bond can carry through to the Advanced Diploma of Surveying and will be refunded on course completion, provided there have been no equipment breakages.​ ​
  • A scientific calculator. Indicative cost (student price) for a bundled package (calculator & software) is approximately $249.00. This is a course requirement and further information regarding brand and software is provided on enrolment.

Please note You can visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 2, 2023

East Perth - On Campus

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where East Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $0.00 $390.00 $390.00

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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