Survey Technician Jobs

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
  • Methodical
  • 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.


Typical Responsibilities

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.


Salary Range

Entry: $32K – 40K per annum (NZD)

Experienced: 35K – 55K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427