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GIS Skill Set

State ID IAE33

Fascinated by maps? Take your industry knowledge to the next level and learn how to make your own!

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Spatial Information Systems (SIS) has been a growth industry within conservation for approximately fifteen years.  In simple terms it is computer mapping, but it involves creating, storing and managing geographic information to solve geographical problems.  Whilst it used to be wholly a specialist subject, it is now considered that at least a low level of ability is required.  This skill also applies to the mining, local government, health, transport, property development and marketing industries. This Skill Set is based on QGIS freeware.


CampusesBroome Campus.

When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

This introductory Skill Set encompasses the ability to access, securely store, retrieve and display data in a map.  Intellectual property, database management, attribute tables and mapping equipment are also covered.  Information on data types, scale and resolution are addressed.  Finally map layout and production with all the essential elements of a printable map is performed.

This Skill Set is suitable for people who can use a computer, navigate file structures, rename files and folders and read paper maps including coordinates.  Prior computer mapping experience is not necessary.


AHCLPW410 Produce maps for land management purposes
CPPSSI2013 Store and retrieve basic spatial data

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

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Semester 1


When 12 - 14 March, 2024
Where Broome Campus
How On campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $357.95
(Tuition fee* $341.60 + Resource fee $16.35 )
Indicative Concession fee $119.25
(Tuition fee* $102.90 + Resource fee $16.35 )

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2024
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.


National ID Unit title
AHCLPW410 Produce maps for land management purposes
CPPSSI2013 Store and retrieve basic spatial data

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