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Diploma of Surveying, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Adelaide, Australia
The Diploma of Surveying course provides specialist skills and knowledge in all aspects of surveying. A strong practical focus gives you extensive skills in the use of a wide range of surveying and precision GPS equipment in a range of industry contexts. 
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In the classroom, you will gain valuable skills in leading surveying and engineering software applications and lectures provide the background to survey theory and mathematics.

Employment Outcomes

New graduates will work as technicians under limited supervision in the collection, processing and presentation of data in the areas of mining, engineering, construction, hydrography, aerial mapping, geographic information systems and land surveying. Software, hardware and techniques learnt in this diploma are transferable to careers in the spatial sciences industry both nationally and internationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Conduct an engineering survey
  • Conduct geodetic surveying
  • Create engineering drawings
  • Perform advanced surveying computations
  • Perform geodetic surveying computations
  • Plan spatial data collection and validation
  • Apply land and planning law to surveying
  • Carry out a precision survey
  • Compile and check survey plans
  • Conduct an engineering surveying project

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Important Information
  • Applicants must complete the Certificate IV in Surveying before completing the Diploma of Surveying. Applicants with a Certificate IV in Surveying can complete the course in 12 months.
  • Course duration covers the Diploma and the Certificate IV.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10308 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20608 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10308 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20608 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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