Surveying and Spatial Information Services

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A future in surveying and spatial information services

Do you enjoy working with details, maths and science? Do you love getting out and about? Studying surveying and spatial information services at Sydney TAFE means you will learn to analyse detailed information and start an exciting career across a number of sectors.

You’ll apply critical scientific and mathematical information for important land and building works. Work includes preparing and revising maps, conducting survey work, designing land subdivision projects and advising architects and engineers.

Mapping out your career future

When you work in surveying and cartography you have a rewarding career ahead of you.

Cartographers and surveyors apply scientific and mathematical principles to design, prepare and revise maps and charts.

Working in this field you will plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works. Surveyors and cartographers also manage related information systems.

Sydney TAFE meets your career needs

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your surveying and spatial information services career.

  • Leaving school? Learn using highest level industry software and get access to great work placement opportunities
  • Launching your career? Train with the largest training organisation in Australia that provides surveying diplomas.
  • Time for a change? Learn from real professionals who work in the surveying business and build your own industry network.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

So if you are already working in the industry and want to build on your surveying and spatial information services career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate-level course to a bachelor degree.

Some higher level surveying and spatial information services courses offer credit transfer so you can may be able to fast-track a degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course.

You may gain credit towards a degree at:

  • University of NSW
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Building, Construction and Plumbing
  • Business Management and Office Administration
  • Real Estate and Valuation
  • Architecture, Building Design and CAD

Surveying and Spatial Information Services courses and related careers



Related career

Certificate IV

Industry partners include:

  • Association of Consulting Surveyors
  • University of NSW Department of Lands
  • Sydney City Council

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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