Surveyor

Surveyors plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works, and manage related information systems.

Overview

Surveyors plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works, and manage related information systems.

Day-to-day

  • undertakes research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems
  • plans and designs land subdivision projects and negotiates details with local governments and other authorities
  • advises architects, engineering professionals, environmental and other scientists or other relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems
  • compiles and evaluates data, interprets codes of practice, and writes reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure
  • prepares site plans and survey reports required for conveyance and land ownership matters.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Surveyor

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in surveying or spatial science or another related field to work as a Surveyor. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

    Find a Bachelor in Surveying and Spatial Sciences

  • Registration may be needed to work as a Cadastral or licenced Surveyor in your state or territory.

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