Our Approach to Education
Our Approach to Education
Part of the role the Institution of Surveyors Victoria plays as the surveying industry’s peak representative body is to ensure that Victoria and Tasmania’s educational programs offer sufficient support to surveyors. It’s about maintaining excellence in the profession and supporting surveyors as they push their practice forward.
The ISV not only reviews these courses – we also offer accreditation to those that meet the highest standards.
Below you will find a list of surveying educational opportunities available across Victoria and other states. They provide certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate surveying courses.
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.
Geospatial Science at RMIT is one of the largest academic groups of its kind in Australia. They specialise in the training and education of surveyors and geospatial scientists who work in a diverse range of professional areas across industry and government. Offering the only undergraduate degree-level surveying program in Victoria, they also oversee a program in geospatial science, as well as 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.
COVID-19 and Surveying Work Experience – Supporting surveying student work experience. RMIT University is always considering ways to improve the quality of work experience and WIL opportunities for all our Surveying and Geospatial Students, especially those who have had trouble finding casual employment in the early stages of their degree. As with the Surveying and Geospatial sector overall, we have learned a lot from our responses to COVID-19. New opportunities have been created for students to undertake “remote” placements away from the office with regular online meetings arranged with the industry partner. This has benefits for some employers. New “virtual” WIL project opportunities are opening up with industry partners providing a project idea and relevant data, with the student working on the project under direction of both industry partners and RMIT staff. These new ways of engaging with industry can suit students who have impediments that prevent them attending a workplace at that time. Going forward, any opportunities for companies (or government agencies) to provide paid employment are always very welcome. This continues to be the main way that students will gain work experience. Download the full article here
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.