Diploma of Spatial Information Services - CPP50216

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00001K

This qualification reflects the role of skilled geographic information system (GIS) technicians. They perform advanced data manipulation, including spatial dataset updating and management, and use a range of technologies, such as global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and specialised geospatial software. No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.


  • 15 units: 6 core
  • 9 elective


  • Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations
  • Design spatial data storage systems
  • Develop macros and templates for clients using standard products
  • Develop spatial databases
  • Customise packaged software applications for clients
  • Maintain spatial data systems
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Interpret and collate spatial data
  • Integrate spatial datasets
  • Develop spreadsheets for spatial data
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Plan and implement spatial projects
  • Apply knowledge and requirements of the multimedia sector
  • Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis
  • Review planning documents and environmental assessments
  • Conduct photogrammetric mapping
  • Use advanced features of computer applications
  • Capture new spatial data
  • Obtain and validate spatial data
  • Produce maps for land management purposes
  • Plan spatial data collection
  • Investigate tenure and land use history
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
CIT Bruce No information available No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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