Roles of computer in Geoinformatics

Licensed SurveyorSurveyors can take on many different tasks and roles during their careers, depending on their qualifications and level of experience.

Surveying students at Tafe and University are able to get a taste of what Surveying is really like by starting out as a Survey Assistant during their study. Tafe students can then move into a Surveying Technician/Draftsperson role once they are qualified, whilst those in University complete their degree as a graduate Surveyor, some choosing to specialise in other related fields like Geospatial Information Systems.

Graduate Surveyors can further their career opportunities and remuneration by undertaking a professional training agreement to become a Licensed Surveyor.

Average Salary: Start from $90, 000 + vehicle
Study: Undergraduate degree + Postgraduate degree + Professional Training Agreement

Surveyor_Graduate SurveyorA Licensed Surveyor is the only person who is legally authorised to perform Land or Cadastral Surveying and sign-off on projects.

They perform the following tasks:

  • Apply the laws & procedures relating to land ownership, boundaries and titles when undertaking Surveying work
  • Accurately map out positions of boundaries where land is subdivided, bought or sold
  • Study the natural and urban environment
  • Plan and provide critical advice for project developments in land and buildings
  • Manage projects from planning approval through construction for land development in urban, rural and regional areas
  • Utilise cutting-edge technology such as GPS and laser technology to measure angles and distances on the land.

Read about Tom’s journey to become a newly Licensed Surveyor, and Joe’s unique experience surveying the outback.

Surveyor / Graduate Surveyor

Surveying Technician_DraftspersonAverage Salary: Start from , 000 (plus a vehicle within 6 months)
Study: Undergraduate degree + Postgraduate degree

Surveyors perform the following tasks:

  • Measure the size & shape of an area of land
  • Work out the position of boundaries of public or private land
  • Study the natural and natural environment
  • Physically set out land and building developments

Surveyors work in many related fields such as cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) or remote sensing Surveying or as project managers.

Surveying Technician / Draftsperson

Average Salary: 5 years experience $45, 000 (Technician also receives car)
Study: Tafe Diploma

Surveying technicians collect, analyse data and develop plans for land Surveyors to provide the basic information required for a Surveying project. Surveying technicians do the following:

  • Take measurements/collect information using high tech equipment.
  • Analyse survey data and make calculations
  • Draft plans, & plot data using computer software
  • Set out reference points on mining and construction activities

Surveying technicians are involved in various projects such as survey drafting, photogrammetry, mining, land development or engineering and construction Surveying.

Survey Assistant

Average Salary: $36, 000-$38, 000
Study: Tafe Certificate III (Traineeship)

Survey assistants help Surveyors undertake Surveying projects. They may do the following tasks:

  • Maintain and use Surveying equipment
  • Assist Surveyors in taking measurements
  • Record measurements manually or electronically
  • Peg out boundaries

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