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Surveying and Spatial Science Technician

Surveying or Spatial Science Technicians collect, record and evaluate spatial information and prepare databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists.

Overview

Surveying or Spatial Science Technicians collect, record and evaluate spatial information and prepare databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists.

Day-to-day

  • assists construction managers, architects and surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interprets plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • prepares preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • prepares, edits and revises maps, charts and drawings
  • collects data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment
  • performs routine computations and plotting preliminary data.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Surveying and Spatial Science Technician

  • You usually need a formal qualification in spatial information services or surveying to work as a Surveying or Spatial Science Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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