Qualification details

CPP40216 - Certificate IV in Surveying (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to CPP40112 - Certificate IV in SurveyingReplaces superseded equivalent CPP40112 Certificate IV in Surveying. 05/May/2016

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 06/May/2016


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician  
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0311 Geomatic Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Property - Surveying and Spatial Information Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Technical Officer (Spatial Information Services) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician  14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0311 Geomatic Engineering 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 06/May/2016 
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Modification History

Release 1.

Replaces superseded equivalent CPP40112 Certificate IV in Surveying.

This version first released with CPP Property Services Training Package Version 3.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of surveying technicians who work under supervision to support a surveying team. They perform a range of duties using surveying tools and equipment, including total stations and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 14 units of competency:
  • 6 core units
  • 8 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • all 8 units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be chosen from other Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma qualifications in CPP, or another current Training Package or accredited course, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Core units 


Collect spatial data using GNSS


Organise surveying field services


Perform surveying computations


Produce computer-aided drawings


Collect spatial data using terrestrial technologies


Set out site and building works

Elective units 


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Establish, develop and monitor teams


Store and retrieve spatial data


Digitally enhance and process image data


Operate surveying equipment


Conduct field surveying operations


Operate spatial software applications


Prepare and present GIS data


Design and produce maps


Develop spreadsheets for spatial data

Qualification Mapping Information

CPP40112 Certificate IV in Surveying


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