Why Become a Licensed Surveyor?
A Licensed Surveyor (also referred to as a cadastral surveyor) is
the only person legally authorised to perform cadastral surveying
Cadastral surveying offers many benefits to those who choose it
as a career. As well as acquiring knowledge of the laws and procedures
relating to land ownership and development, Licensed Surveyors are
required to practically apply those laws to delineate property boundaries
on the ground. This means for some of the time (or most of the time
if you are that way inclined) working in the great outdoors in various
locations. Some say cadastral surveying provides the perfect balance
of office and field work.
Not only is there the opportunity for travel, the work can be diverse
in nature ranging from simply re-establishing a boundary so that
it can be fenced to involvement with large developments of the natural
or built environment. Often Licensed Surveyors manage entire development
projects from design though to approval and construction, working
in partnership with other professionals such as planners, engineers
The use of electronic measurement technology such as Total Stations
(that measure angles and distances electronically) and GPS (that
measures positions) makes the fieldwork component of cadastral surveying
quick and efficient. The use of the latest measurement technology
demands Licensed Surveyors to have an understanding of how it works
and to have skills in data management and manipulation to achieve
a final product, usually a plan, for the client.
Demand for Licensed Surveyors is strong due to the current high
level of property development, and will continue to be strong due
to the ever-present need to define boundaries when land is subdivided,
bought or sold.
Contact the Surveying Task Force to find out more about surveying ... a life without limits.