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Surveyor

Use precise measuring tools and technology to determine land and property boundaries.

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How to become a Surveyor


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To become a Surveyor you usually have to complete a degree in surveying, spatial science, geospatial science or geographical information systems. Further study is required to become a Licensed Surveyor.

  1. Complete a degree in surveying, spatial science, geospatial science or geographical information systems, such as the Bachelor of Surveying or Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Science.
  2. Surveyors can undertake further studies to become Licensed Surveyors, which provide greater opportunity for career advancement or ability to establish and run their own business. (Only Licensed Surveyors are legally entitled to perform land and property boundary surveys.) To become registered, you must complete an approved qualification, obtain practical training in cadastral surveying, and pass an examination.
  3. Surveyors are in demand all over the world and it can be a great way to explore different countries. Check whether your qualifications are internationally recognised. If it’s not, you may need to complete a conversion course.

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How do Surveyors rate their role?

Latest reviews from 13 Surveyors surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.6
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.9
Job security
4.2
Pay / Salary
3.5
Variety of work
4.0

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Jun 2018
The last defence to a highly rewarding construction job.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of engineering civil engineering
Experience
5 - 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Surveying
The good things
With any large construction project there are hundreds if not thousands of design drawings with many revisions. As a surveyor you are the last defense to make sure that any discrepancies or conflicts ...
The challenges
The hours can be long and often a high pressure environment with no margin for errors as a small calc error can lead to thousands in rectification.
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Jun 2018
Surveying is challenging mentally but also very rewarding
Reviewer's Qualification
Post graduate diploma
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Cadastral
The good things
I get to work with graduates from different backgrounds and cultures. I get to go to a different workplace every week.
The challenges
Sometimes Long hours and a lot of disciplines to cover off on.
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