Surveying or Cartographic Technician (Occupation Code : 311202)
DescriptionCollects, records and evaluates survey data and prepares maps, charts and plans in support of surveyors and cartographers. NOTE: This occupation is regarded as a green occupation.
Surveying, measuring and describing land surfaces, mines, underground surfaces, sea, river and lake beds.
Noting exact position of various features and recording survey data in digital form.
Making charts and maps to be used in determining navigable waters and channels and in planning construction of marine structures.
Planning and conducting aerial photographic surveys.
Designing, compiling and revising maps and charts using aerial and other photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents and data, existing maps and records, reports and statistics.
Undertaking research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems.
Alternate Occupation Names
Engineering Survey Drafting Technician
Aerial Survey Technician
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NSC Diploma Admission
Admission into a Diploma requires the achievement of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with the minimum requirements for admission into a diploma or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V). In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements for this programme with the institution of your choice before you apply.
Step 2 : General Qualification
Step 3 : Workplace experience
- Workplace experience
After completion of the diploma you have to work under a registered Professional Surveyor for 300 working days before you can register as a Surveying or Cartographic Technician.
Step 4 : Designation
- Designation: Professional Surveyor Technician.
A designation is a title that professional persons may use (write behind their name) to indicate that they are fully qualified in a certain professional field and are members of a professional body. It also indicates that the persons subscribe to the code of conduct of that professional body.