The following education institutions provide certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate surveying related courses. The ISV regularly reviews and in some instances accredits these courses to insure they meet the needs of the industry and the membership requirements of the institute.

Victorian Education Institutions

Melbourne School of Engineering, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne. Surveying has been taught at Melbourne since 1861 and has grown to encompass the broad scope of spatial information science, land information and spatial data management required for today’s profession. The pathway to accreditation is via a Geomatics major in the Bachelor of Science or Environments followed by a Master of Engineering (Geomatics). The Geomatics discipline at Melbourne is a dynamic centre for research and teaching, educating students from a wide range of backgrounds in preparation for successful careers in surveying, geomatics and spatial information.

Surveying and Geospatial Sciences, School of Science, RMIT University. Geospatial Science at RMIT is one of the largest academic groups of its kind in Australia. We specialise in the training and education of surveyors and geospatial scientists who work in a diverse range of professional areas across industry and government. We offer the only degree-level Surveying program in Victoria, as well as a program in Geospatial Science and specialised postgraduate programs at honours and doctorate level. The group is well known for its practical focus in research and teaching across areas such as surveying, satellite positioning, remote sensing analysis, geospatial information science, sustainable resource management and land administration/development.

RMIT University TAFE: Spatial Information Services (Surveying, Mapping and GIS) - Advanced Diplomas (Surveying and SIS) and Certificate III The program provides the educational and practical training for a career in the surveying, mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) industries. The emphasis is on practical experience using industry-standard equipment.

Interstate Education Institutions

University of New South Wales School of Surveying & Spatial Information Systems

University of Newcastle School of Engineering

University of Tasmania Centre for Spatial Information Science (CenSIS) is a discipline group within the School of Geography and Environmental Studies, with undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the spatial information sciences.

University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Engineering and Surveying

University of South Australia School of Natural and Built Environments, Bachelor of Geoinformatics and Surveying.

J G Gillespie Gold Medal Prize

Lt. Col. James G Gillespie, MBE, LS, Hon. FIS Aust., FRICS established the Prize in 1983 to encourage aspiring, young professionals to cultivate their careers. Each year the award recognises a member of the profession who shows a combination of academic merit, technical ability, professional achievement and community spirit.

The award is open to graduates in Science of Surveying at RMIT University. To be eligible, candidates must have:

  1. between 2 and 10 years (approx.) professional experience since graduation; and
  2. completed further education or training (i.e. awarded a post-graduate degree or obtained Registration as a Licensed Surveyor or similar); and
  3. displayed qualities that reflect credit on the broader surveying profession and on themselves.

The intention of the Prize is to recognise outstanding achievements of RMIT graduates in the broader discipline of surveying and to honour qualities that reflect credit on the profession. Any RMIT surveying graduate who draws on expertise inherent in the discipline in their work and who demonstrates service to the community and exceptional professional achievement may be a contender for the Gillespie Prize.

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