C5368 - Diploma of Surveying

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Plan: C5368 - Diploma of Surveying
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Surveying
Qualification national code: CPP50116
Nominal hours: 1092
Career: TAFE
Duration: One year, full time
Location: RMIT City campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
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Purpose of the Program

Surveying is based on the collection, management and presentation of information related to land surveying and mapping. These services are used in a wide range of circumstances and are an integral part of local, state and national land management programs, building and construction projects, environmental studies, navigational systems and monitoring of emergency situations.

With the development of digital technologies, surveying tools that map and display information stored in multiple databases are becoming widespread. This national qualification prepares you for employment in a range of industry sectors and provides the educational and practical training for a career in the surveying and mapping industries.

During the first semester, you will learn to plan spatial data collection and validation, conduct an engineering survey, perform advanced surveying computations, implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, apply site risk management system, undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects, prepare and present GIS data, use complex spreadsheets for spatial information and manipulate and analyse GIS data.

In the second semester, you will learn to conduct an advanced GNSS data collection and set out survey, create engineering drawings, perform geodetic surveying computations, conduct geodetic surveying, develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval, conduct an engineering surveying project and compile and check survey plans.

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Articulation and pathways

On successful completion of this diploma, you may choose to continue your studies in the CPP60116 Advanced Diploma of Surveying. 

In Vocational Education, RMIT University recognises and accepts any Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment that are issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Credit will therefore be given for modules or units of competency for which an original official certificate or Statement of Attainment is produced.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12 no prerequisite

Non-Year 12 applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

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External accreditation and industry links

This qualification is part of a nationally accredited Training Package CPP Property Services and was developed by the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council. Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and the Institution of Surveyors Victoria. 

The School has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which is the main link between the program and industry. Membership includes staff from local and regional surveying companies and government instrumentalities. The committee meets twice a year and provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of industry and has provided input into the customisation of the current program from the Training Package. 
Every year, companies sponsor prizes to be awarded to outstanding survey students at the School's annual award ceremony.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

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Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

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