Note: This program is currently offered to applicants with industry-related work experience. It is available as either a traineeship or non-traineeship program.
During this course, you’ll learn how to use surveying technologies and software to capture, process and present electronic data, and gain practical experience with industry-standard equipment. You will learn how to collect and interpret spatial data in various forms and operate surveying equipment.
You’ll become experienced in the field and be able to organise surveying field services, conduct field surveying operations, and operate surveying equipment. You’ll also learn how to produce computer-aided drawings and prepare and present Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
Practical skills are integrated with important analytical skills, like maintaining workplace safety in the property industry, and developing environmentally sustainable practices.
This course is delivered face-to-face in a blend of classroom and field activities at Yarra Bend Park.
This course includes:
- a project-based format simulating the workplace environment
- online delivery
- hands-on field days (Yarra Bend Park)
- face-to-face delivery.
You'll do eight weeks of block-release training spread over six months at RMIT's Melbourne City campus.
The assessments may be completed outside the block days.
For students in traineeships, study will complement the workplace training set in the CPP40216-Trainee-training-plan.
During this program you'll:
- collect spatial data using GNSS
- organise surveying field services
- perform surveying computations
- produce computer-aided drawings
- collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies
- set out site and building works
- implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
- store and retrieve spatial data
- digitally enhance and process image data
- operate surveying equipment
- conduct field surveying operations
- prepare and present GIS data
- develop spreadsheets for spatial data
- maintain workplace safety in the property industry
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Program code: C4388
National curriculum code: CPP40216
Graduates are employed in the spatial information industry as assistants to land surveyors, survey technicians, GIS/GPS operators or as computer draftspersons.
You may initially work in areas like land management, civil and structural engineering, or asset management for local government or mining companies.
- engineering surveyor
- geographic information systems officer
- GIS/GPS operator
- surveying technician.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$950* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$4,750* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$9,000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.