There are opportunities for graduates with Spatial Information education across Australia and around the globe in many disciplines. Jobs in the spatial industry are numerous, varied and well paid. Graduates work throughout business and government in a broad range of spatial information management and system development positions.

You may be involved in the traditional areas of managing land information systems, producing maps and digital databases, surveying boundaries and engineering projects, or managing, developing, and preserving land. You may be applying many techniques, including photogrammetry, remote sensing, and global positioning system (GPS). You could be managing information about the environment, transportation and other utility systems.

You may advance the technology itself: developing software and systems to enhance the ability of individuals, business, government, and industry to better use information systems in their daily business workflows. After a few years in the workforce, you can identify other areas where your skills could be put to good use. You will be in an excellent position to launch your own business initiative and could also be self-employed.

Below are listed any available opportunities in the CRCSI system; and some links to explore exciting career options. You can also find out more about opportunities in the Spatial industry from Destination Spatial.

  • CRCSI Opportunities

    Software Developer

    The Department of Spatial Sciences at Curtin University is looking for an experienced software developer with a knowledge of web-based development and a background in computer science and software engineering.

    The role will aid in the commercialisation of research outcomes derived from the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI), Project 4.41 – Visualisation and Analysis of Health Data.

    Working within a small team in a research environment your main duties will involve the application of new and developing technologies within web based spatial data processing and visualization, to demonstrator projects for both government and industry partners. The role will require collaboration with a number of Federal, State, and industry organizations.

    To be successful, you need a degree in computer science / software engineering or related disciplines with relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and training. Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with industry partners and research collaborators is essential.

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    Project Manager: Visualisation Software Development and Implementation

    The CRCSI is seeking an experienced Project Manager to coordinate the development and implementation of Geovisualisation software.

    The CRCSI has conducted research into analysis and visualisation tools to disseminate and translate spatial and spatio-temporal health information to professionals within the health sector. A software tool known as HealthTracks has been developed, which consists of an epidemiological reporting module and a mapping module.

    The evolution of HealthTracks has seen the development of a new software suite ‘Epiphany’ which defines the processing and visualisation procedures and how they can be linked together to provide a visualisation solution to satisfy a particular query. Embedded within the tool is software that automates privacy on each processing and visualisation module as well as on the overall query results.

    There are currently a number of Government agencies and CRCSI participant companies who wish to conduct limited trials of Epiphany within new and existing clients. Accordingly, the CRCSI is embarking upon a series of staged engagement and demonstration activities to explore these opportunities and suitably position Epiphany for commercialisation and technology transfer into the future and beyond its current deployment at WA Department of Health.

    To assist with these activities, the CRCSI is seeking to appoint a Project Manager to oversee trial roll out of feature limited production code into client sites.

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    Research Assistant for CRC-SI Project 1.02 - School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of NSW

    In the future, full exploitation of GNSS technology for high accuracy positioning applications in Australia and New Zealand will rely on the successful implementation of a next generation geodetic datum.

    Changing from a geocentric datum primarily defined in terms of passive ground marks, and the periodic simultaneous adjustment of mostly terrestrial observations, to a modern geometric datum that is dependent on processes and technologies to accurately monitor its relationship to the global International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRS), is a paradigm shift in national geodesy. There are many issues that need to be resolved before such an ambitious goal is met. Some of them are administrative, procedural and policy related. Others have an applied research component.

    This is a ONE YEAR appointment to undertake a series of tasks. The research assistant will be work closely with partners in the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information, including several state government lands/spatial agencies, Geoscience Australia, and Land Information New Zealand. 

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  • Training and scholarships

    There are many varied opportunities to train in the spatial industry. Training courses in universities and technical colleges include GIS, surveying, remote sensing, cartography and much more.

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    Training and scholarships
  • Spatial Information as a decision tool

    "Geospatial information is increasingly becoming the driving force for decision making across the local to global continuum. Tasks as varied as planning urban growth, managing a forest, "precision farming," assessing insurance claims, siting an automatic teller machine, routing [emergency] vehicles, drilling a well, assessing groundwater contamination, designing a cellular phone network, guiding "intelligent" vehicles..."

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    Spatial Information as a decision tool