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Certificate IV in Surveying

Career Area:Building Industries National Code:CPP40216
Certificate IV in SurveyingThis qualification reflects the role of surveying technicians who work under supervision to support a surveying team. They perform a range of duties using surveying tools and equipment, including total stations and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply in some States where cadastral and mining surveying must be undertaken under the supervision of a registered surveyor. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Career Pathways

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Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
06-02-2019 Full Time
18hrs/Week for 18 weeks
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

19NEW-392

Classes are currently scheduled to run on Wednesday and Thursday, 8.30am to 5.00pm Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $2,310.00

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities
  • CPCCBC4018A - Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPPCMN4003 - Establish, develop and monitor teams
  • CPPSIS4022 - Store and retrieve spatial data
  • CPPSIS4025 - Collect spatial data using GNSS
  • CPPSIS4027 - Organise surveying field services
  • CPPSIS4030 - Operate surveying equipment
  • CPPSIS4031 - Perform surveying computations
  • CPPSIS4032 - Conduct field surveying operations
  • CPPSIS4036 - Operate spatial software applications
  • CPPSIS4037 - Produce computer-aided drawings
  • CPPSIS4038 - Prepare and present GIS data
  • CPPSIS4040 - Collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies
  • CPPSIS4041 - Set out site and building works
Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 4.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students require a General Induction (White) Card prior to commencing study. There is a local study entry requirement: learners must have successfully completed the Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information or equivalent. Students must possess working skills in the use of surveying equipment, CAD and be able to solve mathematical problems at a year 12 2Unit extension level to be able to enter this course. Study is face to face full time (two days per week). There is no flexible/distance option.

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

Enrol NowEnquire Now
06-02-2019 Part Time Day
9hrs/Week for 1 year
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

19NEW-393

Classes are currently scheduled to run on Wednesday or Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $2,310.00

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities
  • CPCCBC4018A - Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPPCMN4003 - Establish, develop and monitor teams
  • CPPSIS4022 - Store and retrieve spatial data
  • CPPSIS4025 - Collect spatial data using GNSS
  • CPPSIS4027 - Organise surveying field services
  • CPPSIS4030 - Operate surveying equipment
  • CPPSIS4031 - Perform surveying computations
  • CPPSIS4032 - Conduct field surveying operations
  • CPPSIS4036 - Operate spatial software applications
  • CPPSIS4037 - Produce computer-aided drawings
  • CPPSIS4038 - Prepare and present GIS data
  • CPPSIS4040 - Collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies
  • CPPSIS4041 - Set out site and building works
Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 4.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students require a General Induction (White) Card prior to commencing study. There is a local study entry requirement: learners must have successfully completed the Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information or equal. Students must possess working skills in the use of surveying equipment, CAD and be able to solve mathematical problems at a year 12 2Unit extension level to be able to enter this course. Study is face to face part time (one day per week Wednesday OR Thursday). There is no flexible/distance option.

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

Enrol NowEnquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 06-02-2019,
Study Options: Full Time, 18hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
Proposed Timetable: Classes are currently scheduled to run on Wednesday and Thursday, 8.30am to 5.00pm
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $2,310.00

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities
  • CPCCBC4018A - Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPPCMN4003 - Establish, develop and monitor teams
  • CPPSIS4022 - Store and retrieve spatial data
  • CPPSIS4025 - Collect spatial data using GNSS
  • CPPSIS4027 - Organise surveying field services
  • CPPSIS4030 - Operate surveying equipment
  • CPPSIS4031 - Perform surveying computations
  • CPPSIS4032 - Conduct field surveying operations
  • CPPSIS4036 - Operate spatial software applications
  • CPPSIS4037 - Produce computer-aided drawings
  • CPPSIS4038 - Prepare and present GIS data
  • CPPSIS4040 - Collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies
  • CPPSIS4041 - Set out site and building works
Important Information: Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 4.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students require a General Induction (White) Card prior to commencing study. There is a local study entry requirement: learners must have successfully completed the Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information or equivalent. Students must possess working skills in the use of surveying equipment, CAD and be able to solve mathematical problems at a year 12 2Unit extension level to be able to enter this course. Study is face to face full time (two days per week). There is no flexible/distance option.

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 06-02-2019,
Study Options: Part Time Day, 9hrs/Week, 1Y weeks
How to Enrol: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
Proposed Timetable: Classes are currently scheduled to run on Wednesday or Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $2,310.00

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities
  • CPCCBC4018A - Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPPCMN4003 - Establish, develop and monitor teams
  • CPPSIS4022 - Store and retrieve spatial data
  • CPPSIS4025 - Collect spatial data using GNSS
  • CPPSIS4027 - Organise surveying field services
  • CPPSIS4030 - Operate surveying equipment
  • CPPSIS4031 - Perform surveying computations
  • CPPSIS4032 - Conduct field surveying operations
  • CPPSIS4036 - Operate spatial software applications
  • CPPSIS4037 - Produce computer-aided drawings
  • CPPSIS4038 - Prepare and present GIS data
  • CPPSIS4040 - Collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies
  • CPPSIS4041 - Set out site and building works
Important Information: Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 4.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students require a General Induction (White) Card prior to commencing study. There is a local study entry requirement: learners must have successfully completed the Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information or equal. Students must possess working skills in the use of surveying equipment, CAD and be able to solve mathematical problems at a year 12 2Unit extension level to be able to enter this course. Study is face to face part time (one day per week Wednesday OR Thursday). There is no flexible/distance option.

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.