Becoming A Spatial Professional

Becoming a spatial professional is easy. If you enjoy high school geography, mathematics and even IT then you might just love working as a spatial professional! There are so many options and pathways that you can take.








How Do I Become A Spatial Professional?

Students, upon graduating high school, can begin either tertiary study through their university or they can even do vocational education through another tertiary body like TAFE.


Upon completion of these courses, and perhaps beforehand, apply for a job in the area you are studying. This is why networking is so important, and being involved in the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute can introduce you to future employers.


For High school Students 

Interested in a career in spatial?
Visit Destination Spatial


Want to lead your life in surveying?
Visit A Life Without Limits


For more info about what courses can get you there, check out the Hobsons Course Finder


You can vew a video about choosing Hydrography as a career here:


For Tertiary Students 

Along with good grades, it is important to be actively involved in a professional Institute like SSSI so you can broaden your professional networks and get some great advice on where you can take your career. Through attending Young Professional events, or sitting on your regional YP Committee, you will meet a wide range of working professionals. These people will form good contacts when job searching, and may even act as referees for you.


Did we mention membership at SSSI is free for full time spatial students? Click here to find out more and apply.

While you’re here, check out Spatial Jobs to get that competitive edge and to find your first spatial job.




What is GIS?
GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. It is a decision making business tool that uses computer simulations to solve real world problems utilising location information. If you like Google Maps, you will be amazed by what a full GIS can achieve.
What is the difference between GIS, geospatial, and spatial?
There is actually very little difference. They are for all intents and purposes the same thing. In the same way that a car is an automobile or a vehicle.
Will I get a job?
There is far greater demand than there is supply of surveyors. So becoming a surveyor is one way to work indoors and outdoors. In GIS and remote sensing, many of the jobs may not be advertised. So whilst you are studying at university you will need to build your network. The work is out there.


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