• supervising and coordinating the work of cartographic technicians
• compiling and evaluating data
• preparing site plans and survey reports
• advising architects and other professionals about surrounding terrain prior to and during development.
Skills required to be a Land Surveyor
- Good analytical and mathematical skills
- A keen eye for detail
- Organisational skills
- Good communication
Land Surveyors often come from a career:
- in the construction, resources or defence sectors
- as an Engineering Technician or Civil Engineering Draftsperson.
Surveying has different study pathways through vocational education and higher education.
CPP41721 - Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services is generally the minimum requirement to be a Survey Assistant. In some cases a COO30221 - Certificate III may be enough for this role.
Further experience and a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Surveying can help you advance or move into the role of a Survey Technician.
A bachelor degree in surveying typically leads to a role as a Graduate Surveyor. If you’re entering the surveying profession in Queensland, there are a few different approaches you can take. You can find out more about them on the A life Without Limits surveying career and study website.
Surveyors working in the rail sector may also be required to:
- meet medical requirements
- hold Safely Access the Rail Corridor accreditation
- meet other employer specific conditions.
What a Land Surveyor's rail career progression can look like
Land Surveyors may look to advance their career through roles such as Civil Engineer, Project Engineer or Construction Operations Manager.
What do I do next?
For more information on becoming a Land Surveyor:
- talk to your careers adviser
- contact your local TAFE or university
- if you already work in rail, talk to your employer.