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

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. ISSN 0728-4586

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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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 02:16
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: mining registration surveyor
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090999 Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment

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