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GIS for Professionals

Take Your Skills to the Next Level

Launch Your Career in the Geospatial Industry
This Microcredential course offers transferable skills for four of the Top 20 occupations in demand: surveyors, software and applications programmers, ICT business and systems analysts, and civil engineering professionals.


The full cost of this course is $6,336. Limited places are available at a lower price due to Department of Education funding via the Microcredentials Pilot in Higher Education.

About the course
What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Differentiate the components and functional elements of GIS, and design and implement geodatabases suited to specific GIS applications
  • Explain GIS analytical techniques will be applied given the types of spatial features, data model, scale of measurement, and data types; and apply the techniques involved in map algebra and cartographic modelling
  • Use industry-standard GIS software package to process geospatial data to accomplish certain tasks and objectives; and critically evaluate the outputs and products of spatial analysis and modelling
  • Attain a basic comprehension of the Python scripting language and its object-oriented approach to facilitate GIS programming; be able to develop custom tools to facilitate the automation of geoprocessing tasks; and demonstrate confidence in utilising Python scripting expertise to access and manipulate GIS data effectively
What topics will you cover?
  • GIS data and geodatabases including the essentials of GIS; GIS data types; database fundamentals; and geodatabases fundamentals
  • Spatial analysis for GIS including spatial features, data types, and analytical operations in GIS; spatial pattern and arrangement, spatial statistics, and overlay analysis; spatial interpoldation and surface analysis; and distance relationships, proximity analysis, and network analysis
  • Spatial modelling for GIS including types and characteristics of GIS models; map algebra and cartographic modelling; issues and trends in spatial data analysis and modelling; and case studies
  • Programming for GIS including introducation to GIS programming; Pythin scripting for GIS; Python scripting for geoprocessing; and Python scripting or GIS data manipulation

To be eligible for a digital badge for this course, you will need to successfully complete assessments which include:

  • Software based problem solving assignment. This assessment consists of three parts: Develop a geodatabase and populate the geodatabase with GIS data, use software to produce maps, and answer questions related to the use of GIS software.
  • Artefact using Python code: Model toolbox Custom tool Python source code Workbook Test of the source code produced
Digital Badges

When you successfully complete the assessments, earn credible digital badges you can share online via LinkedIn

Study Periods

This Microcredential runs for 14 weeks and commences on the below dates:

  • 22 January 2024
  • 13 May 2024
Course Credit
GIS1402 Geographic Information Systems and GIS2405 Spatial Analysis and Modelling.arrow
This Microcredential represents 2 units of credit.

GIS for Professionals can be taken as a stand-alone course.

The Microcredential can be used to apply for credit towards:

  • Associate Degree of Spatial Science
  • Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology
  • Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours)
  • Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology
  • Master of Spatial Science Technology.

To apply credit, you must first meet all of the program admission requirements to the program and approval must be granted from the Program Director.

This Microcredential is funded by the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Education as part of the Microcredentials Pilot in Higher Education.

GIS for Professionals

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A $2237
FEE-Help information

If you are an Australian citizen, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder, or are a New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Category Visa and meet the long term residency requirements you may be apply for FEE-Help to defer the cost of this Microcredential.

For more details and eligibility requirements:

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