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A career in surveying

A career in surveying can be very diverse and involves travelling and the use of specialised technology. Surveyors can be involved in making measurements in the outdoors or indoors processing data and creating plans and maps.

To become a surveyor you must firstly do some study. This is usually undertaken at University and depends what discipline of surveying you would like to undertake and if you want to be registered. To be registered you must complete a university degree.

Surveyors' careers can take them to many parts of the world, sometimes to places rarely visited by other people. 

Surveyors can choose to be based in the city or the bush and can be involved in various types of projects involving various other types of professions and disciplines such as engineering, town planning, environment science, finance and the law.

For further information on a career in surveying please see the Rural surveyor (PDF 2.4 MB) and Urban surveyor (PDF 3.9 MB) brochures or visit the A life without limits website or Geospatial Science website.


Two land surveyiors in rural area

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