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Diploma of Surveying

Career Area:Building Industries National Code:CPP50116
Diploma of SurveyingThis qualification reflects the role of skilled surveying technicians. These people hold advanced surveying skills, and perform duties involving the performance of precise measurements and setting out structures using specialised surveying equipment.

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
07-02-2019 Full Time
16hrs/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.

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

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Classes are currently scheduled to run on Thursday and Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

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

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

Students can pay their fee upfront, pay off their student fees in instalments or take out a VET Student Loan. This study now, pay later option is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government.

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).

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.

Students will need to purchase the following essential equipment which is retained on completion of study. Estimated costs are listed below:

PPE (steel cap boots, HI VIS vest, sunhat) - $150.00
USB drive - $30.00
Scientific calculator - $30.00
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NEW-003UOS VSL-Diploma of Surveying 07 February 201917 May 201904 March 2019$1,354.00
19NEW-004UOS VSL-Diploma of Surveying 20 May 201930 August 201901 July 2019$1,354.00
19NEW-005UOS VSL-Diploma of Surveying 02 September 201913 December 201908 October 2019$1,352.00

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.


  • CPCCSV5007A - Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects
  • CPPSIS5031 - Plan spatial data collection
  • CPPSIS5032 - Capture new spatial data
  • CPPSIS5044 - Develop subdivision survey designs for local government approval
  • CPPSIS5046 - Set out stormwater systems
  • CPPSIS5047 - Conduct GNSS surveys
  • CPPSIS5048 - Conduct engineering surveys
  • CPPSIS5051 - Apply land and planning law to surveying
  • CPPSIS5052 - Integrate surveying datasets
  • CPPSIS5053 - Perform advanced surveying computations
  • CPPSIS5054 - Perform geodetic surveying computations
  • CPPSIS5057 - Conduct precision surveys
  • CPPSIS5058 - Conduct geodetic surveys
  • CPPSIS5060 - Develop spreadsheets for spatial data
  • CPPSIS5065 - Design basic engineering structures
  • PSPLND002 - Compile and check survey plans
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 (J.2.31)

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

You must have completed a Certificate IV in Surveying or equivalent prior to commencing this course. This course is delivered face to face. There is no distance or online delivery available. You must have completed a WHS General Construction Induction (White Card) course prior to starting.

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.

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Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 07-02-2019,
Study Options: Full Time, 16hrs/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.

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

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

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

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

Students can pay their fee upfront, pay off their student fees in instalments or take out a VET Student Loan. This study now, pay later option is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government.

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).

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.

Students will need to purchase the following essential equipment which is retained on completion of study. Estimated costs are listed below:

PPE (steel cap boots, HI VIS vest, sunhat) - $150.00
USB drive - $30.00
Scientific calculator - $30.00
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NEW-003UOS VSL-Diploma of Surveying 07 February 201917 May 201904 March 2019$1,354.00
19NEW-004UOS VSL-Diploma of Surveying 20 May 201930 August 201901 July 2019$1,354.00
19NEW-005UOS VSL-Diploma of Surveying 02 September 201913 December 201908 October 2019$1,352.00
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.


  • CPCCSV5007A - Undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects
  • CPPSIS5031 - Plan spatial data collection
  • CPPSIS5032 - Capture new spatial data
  • CPPSIS5044 - Develop subdivision survey designs for local government approval
  • CPPSIS5046 - Set out stormwater systems
  • CPPSIS5047 - Conduct GNSS surveys
  • CPPSIS5048 - Conduct engineering surveys
  • CPPSIS5051 - Apply land and planning law to surveying
  • CPPSIS5052 - Integrate surveying datasets
  • CPPSIS5053 - Perform advanced surveying computations
  • CPPSIS5054 - Perform geodetic surveying computations
  • CPPSIS5057 - Conduct precision surveys
  • CPPSIS5058 - Conduct geodetic surveys
  • CPPSIS5060 - Develop spreadsheets for spatial data
  • CPPSIS5065 - Design basic engineering structures
  • PSPLND002 - Compile and check survey plans
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 (J.2.31)

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

You must have completed a Certificate IV in Surveying or equivalent prior to commencing this course. This course is delivered face to face. There is no distance or online delivery available. You must have completed a WHS General Construction Induction (White Card) course prior to starting.

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.