Advanced Diploma of Surveying - CPP60116

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

This qualification reflects the role of surveyors. These people carry out highly specialised surveying functions in areas such as mining and engineering construction. Duties involve carrying out precise measurements and control surveys relating to engineering structures and mine sites using highly specialised surveying equipment. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply in some States where cadastral and mining surveying must be undertaken under the supervision of a registered surveyor. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.


  • 9 units: 4 core
  • 5 elective


  • Conduct precision surveys
  • Apply quality control measures to spatial products and services
  • Conduct mining geology operations
  • Develop and manage a budget
  • Manage risk
  • Apply land and planning law to surveying
  • Set out stormwater systems
  • Design basic mines
  • Compile mine survey plans
  • Develop subdivision survey designs for local government approval
  • Produce mine drawings
  • Conduct underground mine surveys
  • Conduct open pit mine surveys
  • Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys
  • Conduct advanced remote sensing analysis
  • Conduct complex engineering set-out surveys
  • Monitor engineering structures

Standard entry requirements

The entry requirement to this qualification is CPP50116 Diploma of Surveying, or demonstrated equivalent competency.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City Domestic: $15,750
International: $15,750
  • Full-time : 1 year

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