Articulating from NSW TAFE to the University of Southern Queensland and professional registration as a mine surveyor

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Simmons, Shane. 2010. "Articulating from NSW TAFE to the University of Southern Queensland and professional registration as a mine surveyor ." Azimuth. 49 (7), pp. 30-31.
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Articulating from NSW TAFE to the University of Southern Queensland and professional registration as a mine surveyor

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AuthorSimmons, Shane
Journal TitleAzimuth
Journal Citation49 (7), pp. 30-31
Number of Pages2
Year2010
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://www.surveyors.org.au/__documents/azimuth/2010-editions/10-aug.pdf
Abstract

The shortage of trained professionals and tradesmen
continues across a wide range of occupations in Australia.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ) enrolments have
grown consistently and have close to tripled in the surveying program for the period 2003 to 2010. Year on year,
commencing enrolments in the distance education external
mode of study increased, peaking in 2009. Many of these new
enrolments were New South Wales TAFE surveying diploma
students seeking to upgrade their TAFE diploma to a tertiary
degree. Despite, the financial uncertainty generated by the
global financial crisis and more recently by the minerals and resource rent tax debate, the impact upon enrolments has
been muted with a further increase in enrolments in 2009,
against the expected trend. The expected drop in enrolments
based upon fallout from the global financial crisis and other factors occurred in 2010, but it only resulted in approximately a 10% reduction in enrolments, thus continuing the strong trend in demand for surveying and spatial science personnel.

Keywordsmining registration surveyor
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390114. Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
401399. Geomatic engineering not elsewhere classified
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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