Surveying offers variety, interest, longevity, security, advancement, good salaries and community respect.


Surveyors can work in high density cities to very remote and isolated areas, or even travel the world. We do everything from reviewing terrain from helicopters, to surveying the oceans and environment, to subdividing residential land parcels.


Being a surveyor does not have to mean a life spent entirely in the field. Many surveyors work in the office using GIS, cutting edge technology , location analytics, satellite tracking, web mapping and interpreting satellite images of Earth.



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Technical Pathways

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* Important note below

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Professional Pathways

* With the commencement of the Bachelor if Engineering (Honours) (Surveyors) in 2020, the Master Surveying program has been withdrawn with the last student intake in 2021.

Licensing and Agreements

Registered Surveying Graduates  and Professional Training Agreements

To Qualify as a Registered Surveying Graduate (RSG) and commence on the ground practical training it is necessary to have the following:

  • The prescribed academic qualifications - currently the Graduate Diploma in Surveying from UniSA, or equivalent from another tertiary institution.  

  • A minimum of two years practical experience under supervision of a Licensed Surveyor. This is completed under a Professional Training Agreement. Registered Surveying Graduate (RSG) will be required to complete practical experiences and logged hours in 2 major categories of urban cadastral surveying and rural cadastral surveying.  In addition Engineering forms the final foundation.  

  • The final stages in the training require an oral exam, professional assessment project and a PowerPoint presentation to the Board on a subject of choice in Surveying.