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CPP50121 Diploma of Surveying

National ID: CPP50121 State ID: BGI9
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When you complete this course you will have the skills and knowledge for the role of Surveying Technicians to perform duties in the field, involving the performance of precise measurements and setting out of structures, using specialised surveying equipment and drafting  site plans.

Surveying skills are applied in a range of industry contexts, including town planning, civil construction, mining, engineering, agriculture and defence.  


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative. From 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession, plus resource fees and other fees that may apply to your course.

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    School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
    Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

    Entry points to undertake the CPP50121 Diploma of Surveying are:

    • CPP40216 Certificate IV in Surveying


    • CPP41721 Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Surveying)


    • demonstrated relevant vocational experience, skills and knowledge commensurate with the scope of work covered in the CPP41721 Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services (Surveying). 
    • Suveying Technician | Spatial Science Technician | GIS Technician
    • Surveying Assistant
    • Senior Technical Officer
    • Mine | Engineering Surveyor 

    Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations

    To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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    Semester 1

    Bunbury - Classroom

    Duration 2 Semesters
    When Semester 1
    Where Bunbury
    How Classroom
    Course fee
    Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
    General $1,200.00 $0.00 $1,200.00
    Concession $400.00 $0.00 $400.00

    * Indicative Fee Disclaimers

    Fees and charges published on our website are indicative only, and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 

    • Fees may differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
    • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
    • Fees are payable at time of enrolment.
    • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
    • For secondary school aged persons not enrolled at school (in 2023, students born on or after 1 July 2005 who are at least 15 years old) the maximum course fee chargeable in 2023 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
    • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
    • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms, and students personal equipment.
    • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
    • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
    • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
    • Depending on your circumstances, payment options may include paying fees via instalments or applying for assistance because of financial hardship.
    • Visit the Fees and Payment Options page for further information.

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