W120554 - Assistant Surveyor / Town Planner

Assistant Surveyor / Town Planner
Chris Smith & Associates

TOWN PLANNERS play a key role in creating the spaces that communities use, from the design stage to assessing environmental sustainability. Students will be exposed to the various tasks a town planner and related professionals perform on a day-to-day basis. They will use industry-specific software, tools and learn about the skills and qualifications they will need to attain a job like this in the future.

Skills You Might Learn

Students can attain a broad range of skills while on work placement. These may include valuable general employability skills such as:
- Communication
- Teamwork
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
- Self-management
- Learning
- Technology

Students may also attain vital industry specific skills which will relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business
- Liaising and working with colleagues, bosses, customers/clients and suppliers.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students will learn how to navigate CAD software, make technical drawings and use air photography and data to make site plans. They may also accompany professional planners to various sites as projects are planned and assessed.

Student Requirements

This placement would suit students who are studying and/or have an interest in town planning, civil construction, environmental studies, social sciences or careers in humanities.

Dress Requirements

Office attire or smart casual. In warm weather a hat is recommended.

Special Transport Requirements

Central Shepparton location, public transport options available. Some flexibility is available for students with transport difficulties.


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Positions: 4 Positions
ID Number: W120554
Location: Shepparton - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Attendance will be within normal business hours (8:15am-5pm) unless visiting sites, which will be discussed case by case.
Added By: Goulburn Murray Local Learning & Employment Network


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