Graduate Diploma of Land Surveying (K6J)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

>NOTE:  this course only runs if minimum enrolment numbers are met.

This course, together with the Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences or its equivalent, provides the necessary qualifications for registration with the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board for the purposes of the Surveyors Act; and for reciprocal registration in other States of Australia.

The one-year Graduate Diploma of Land Surveying is available to students who have completed the University's Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences or its equivalent, and prepares graduates for registration with the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board (or, through reciprocating arrangements, with the Surveyors Boards of other States and Territories). It prepares graduates for professional careers in Land Surveying, undertaking land and cadastral boundary surveys controlled by State legislation.

To achieve this aim, the course imparts to students:

  • a knowledge of land law, cadastral systems, and surveying practice necessary for undertaking cadastral surveys in Australia;
  • a knowledge of the professional, ethical and business standards and practice in which land surveyors operate; and
  • appropriate communication skills.
  • 1 Perform cadastral surveys that adhere to the professional and legal regulations that inform the work of a land surveyor.
  • 2 Employ professional and ethical standards in land surveying practice
  • 3 Explain the roles and responsibilities of Land Surveyors in society
  • The Graduate Diploma involves a compulsory 1-semester (50%) work-based component.

    Career outcomes

    This course prepares students for registration with the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board for the purposes of the Surveyors Act; and for reciprocal registration in other States of Australia.

    The Graduate Diploma of Land Surveying is an externally accredited degree.

    This course is accredited by the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board and the Malaysian Land Surveyors Board.

    Graduates will meet the requirements for entry as a candidate for registration with the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board and the Malaysian Land Surveyors Board. There are additional requirements for registration beyond the completion of the course.

    For further registration requirements, please visit the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board or Malaysian Land Surveyors Board  website.

    If you have any queries about the accreditation process, please contact us for further information.

    Course structure

    This is a fully-prescribed course. All five units (100 credit points) must be completed.

     

    This unit provides a detailed treatment of the statutory and common law affecting cadastral surveys and cadastral survey practice. The unit includes the following topics: the surveyor and statutory authorities; survey regulations; assessment of survey evidence; the types of survey…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The Land Law component of this unit teaches the principles and application of land law as it applies to legal surveys. Topics include land tenure, estates in land, freehold and leasehold tenure, interests in land, easements and profits, mortgages, erosion,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit addresses the potential for land surveyors to incorporate land use planning principles and techniques into their professional work and focuses on a number of key planning issues that affect practicing land surveyors. Emphasis is placed on understanding Tasmania's…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    KGG509 Professional Practice provides a structured period of closely supervised professional education within a workplace environment. The unit comprises a minimum of 100 days of work integrated learning. Students are mentored by supervising surveyors. Achievement of intended learning outcomes is…

    Credit Points: 50

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Land development projects are a key component of the work program for many surveying firms. The surveyors’ role in these projects requires them to have knowledge of subdivision infrastructure to allow them to interact with engineers, draftspeople and planners throughout…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Land Surveying shall be qualified for entry if they hold a Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences (73G) degree or hold other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the College to be equivalent for this purpose.

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    A Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences from the University of Tasmania or its equivalent.

    The University of Tasmania's Admission, Enrolment and Credit policy applies to this course.

    73G Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences

    This course does accept applications based on work or life experience.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the full amount for your studies. Commonwealth Supported Places are not available in this course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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