Education Background

Surveying has been taught at UniSA and one of its predecessor institutions the SAIT, since the early 1970’s. Over the years the surveying program has been subject to change, with amendments to course content and changes to surveying degree names occurring.

The Board and its industry colleagues developed an undergraduate and a postgraduate model for the education and training of surveying students. Part of this process included an amendment to the Survey Act 1992 to enable the Board to provide financial support to the University.

These funds are currently used in the delivery and promotion of the two year postgraduate education program.

The preferred entry to the postgraduate program is through the Bachelor of Geospatial Science introduced in 2012, however other routes are available (see Education Pathways).

The current surveying educational requirements for licensing are outlined in the Survey Regulations 2007, under Regulation 5 - Qualifications.