Skill set details

DEFSS00020 - Basic Geospatial Skill Set (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 11/Jul/2018

Training packages that include this skill set

The content being displayed has been produced by a third party, while all attempts have been made to make this content as accessible as possible it cannot be guaranteed. If you are encountering issues following the content on this page please consider downloading the content in its original form

Modification History

Release 1. New Skill Set


This Skill Set is for individuals who perform the duties of basic support to Defence geospatial operations within the Australian Geospatial Workplace environment. It provides the skills and knowledge required to perform basic surveying computations, store and retrieve spatial data, read and interpret maps, support Defence geospatial operations and apply Defence geospatial visualisation.

Pathways Information

The DEFSS00020 Basic Geospatial Skill Set is part of the Defence Training Package.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Personnel seeking certification as basic geospatial technicians are to comply with the requirements of the Defence Training Package.

Skill Set Requirements

A total of 5 units  of competency must be attained.


Perform basic surveying computations


Store and retrieve spatial data


Support geospatial operations


Apply geospatial visualisation


Read and interpret maps

Target Group

This is a Skill Set covering the role of the Basic Geospatial Technician within the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 2322 Surveyors and Spatial Scientists. This Skill Set focusses on the operational application of Geospatial data.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

The competencies are drawn from a nationally endorsed Training Package, and provide the skills and knowledge required by persons performing the duties of Basic Geospatial Technician within the Australian Geospatial environment.

Custom Content Section