Diploma of Surveying

National code: CPP50112 | WA course code: J357 | CRICOS code: 080843E

Diploma of Surveying

About this course

This course provides you with the practical skills you need to successfully carry out the role of surveyor. You will develop skills in the collection of spatial data related to engineering structures, roads, railways and mining operations. You will also develop skills in the operation of sophisticated survey equipment and software, including GPS, and how to use this equipment to carry out complex survey projects, including open pit mine operations and the processing of survey data to produce computer aided engineering drawings and mine plans.


Students must complete a total number of 16 units which comprise of 7 core units plus 9 elective units. Electives are determined by the Institute you are enrolled at. Core units are :
  • Plan spatial data collection and validation
  • Conduct an advanced GNSS data collection and set out survey
  • Conduct an engineering survey
  • Create engineering drawings
  • Perform advanced surveying computations
  • Perform geodetic surveying computations
  • Conduct geodetic surveying
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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required.
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Tuition fees

The fee displayed is the current 2016 tuition fee.

ETI tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the 2016 Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

The Resource fee includes any consumable that is used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc... This fee is paid to your Institute at enrolment.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your Institute at enrolment.

Additional information

​Please view the Admission Requirements for your country of origin.

Career opportunities

  • Mine and Engineering Surveyor
  • Surveying Assistant
  • Mineral Processing Technician


country of origin: TAIWAN

Diploma of Surveying
South West Institute of Technology

The practical skills I received are designed to really prepare you for employment and this gives Institute students a real advantage.

The lecturers were very experienced and are able to provide students with sound advice based on their knowledge of the industry and the skills that prospective employers are seeking in graduates.

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