Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This qualification is part of the Property Services Training Package. It reflects the role of skilled geographic information system (GIS) technicians. They perform advanced data manipulation, including spatial dataset updating and management, and use a range of technologies, such as global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and specialised geospatial software.

Entry Requirements:

Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services or equivalent


15 units: 6 core; 9 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Plan spatial data collection; Capture new spatial data; Obtain and validate spatial data; Integrate spatial datasets; Plan and implement spatial projects; Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations. Elective: Develop spatial databases; Interpret and collate spatial data; Design spatial data storage systems; Develop spreadsheets for spatial data; Conduct photogrammetric mapping; Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis; Customise packaged software applications for clients; plus more.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CIT Bruce No Full time 1 year
CIT Woden
CIT Fyshwick
CIT Reid
CIT Tuggeranong
CIT Solutions
CIT Gungahlin
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