How to Enter
To secure a Survey Technical job, New Zealand employers expect you to have completed a three-year National Diploma in Surveying (Level 6). In addition, the following personal requirements can greatly boost your employability:
Highly accurate with a great attention to detail
Patient and able to work well under pressure and to deadlines
Able to work independently as well as a part of a team
Graduates of a National Diploma of Surveying (Level 6) qualifications are eligible to become a technical associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors. This membership will help will help provide you access to professional development courses.
A Survey Technician can expect to do some or all of the following job responsibilities:
Using survey equipment to measure and plot out land divisions
Processing land survey data
Creating and understanding land survey plans
Creating reports of data and measurements
Supervising Survey Assistants
With further study of surveying, a Survey Technician can become a Graduate Surveyor. Following two years of practical work, a series of tests and a presentation, Surveyors can then continue progressing their careers and become a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. Alternatively, a Survey Technician can specialise as a Survey Photogrammetrist or Aerial Survey Technician.
Entry: $32K – 40K per annum (NZD)
Experienced: 35K – 55K per annum (NZD)