How to become a Surveying Technician

Surveying technicians collect and analyse information and develop plans for surveyors and related professionals. They provide the basic information required for land development and redevelopment, including such activities as road-building, construction projects and subdivision of land.

Personal requirements of a Surveying Technician

  • normal colour vision
  • enjoy working with technology
  • good with numbers
  • aptitude for working with computers
  • able to supervise small teams of workers
  • able to work neatly and accurately
  • able to work as part of a team.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.7%

NSW 33.4%

NT 1.2%

QLD 17.7%

SA 7.2%

TAS 1.3%

VIC 22.5%

WA 15%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 89.6%

Female 10.4%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 13.1%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 8.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 36.3%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 19.9%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 14.8%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 7.2%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 29.1%

Above 35 years: 71%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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