1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Surveying and Cartographic Associate
      Surveying Technologist

Collects, records and evaluates survey data and prepares maps, charts and plans in support of surveyors and cartographers.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • prepares design drawings and develops design specifications under the direction of surveyors and cartographers
  • sets up scientific equipment and calibrates precision instruments, and diagnoses and corrects faults in equipment
  • uses land and geographical information data bases
  • uses surveying instruments, aerial photographs and satellite and remote sensing technology to obtain data for surveying and cartographic purposes
  • records data, performs routine computations and plots preliminary data
  • collects and analyses source maps, survey data, photographs, computer records and other information
  • manipulates data to fit mapping formats
  • prepares, edits and revises plans, maps, charts and other drawings
  • may prepare finished material for reproduction and publication using desktop publishing software and computer aided drafting applications

Aerial Survey Technician
Engineering Survey Drafting Technician
Topographic Drafting Officer

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