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Noel Hamey - Surveying

My experience ensures students get the most practical, relevant and up-to-date skills possible, to help prepare them for their career.

Noel Hamey
Noel Hamey, Surveying

"I enjoy being a manager for building studies, building information and modelling, environmental science, surveying and spatial information. It is an exciting industry that has taken me all over the world - throughout my career I have worked both in Australia and overseas on a wide range of projects for clients including Department of Defence, IDP Australia and AUSAID.

I have also been a teacher for over 25 years and have worked with thousands of students over my career so I understand best teaching practice, including new developments in online learning.

I understand the importance of keeping up with issues in the industry, and I hold a range of industry memberships and positions to maintain my knowledge of this changing industry. This means I am able to keep in touch with industry trends, and ensure students are up-to-date with the knowledge and skills that they need to be ready for work.

If you're interested in a future in building or the environment, you can be sure you're in good hands at CIT."


Teaches and managers teachers from a number of programs in building studies, civil engineering, environmental science, surveying and spatial information, and specialist programs in geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), building information and modelling and computer aided design (CAD).

Industry experience

I have worked in Australia and overseas in a wide range of projects for many clients. For example:

  • I was appointed as a subject expert team member for the accreditation of hydrographers, (Royal Australian Navy) and geomatic technicians (Army Survey Corp) within the Department of Defence. This involved interviewing staff and the detailed inspection of defence training programs to make recommendations on the accreditation to meet current industry and national training package qualifications.
  • I was selected as a team member in the development of the Continuing Professional Development policy for the Spatial Sciences Institute.
  • I was the project Director for an AUSAID (Australian Government) 'Australian - South African Links Program' and responsible for the identification and mapping of safe drinking water and related environmental issues in NW Province, South Africa.

In addition, I undertook the management of a number of training programs in the use of spatial information and environmental health issues and procedures for staff from partner institutions and local Government agencies.

  • I conducted a training workshop at the GIS Asia Pacific Conference, Singapore on the application of geographic information systems.
  • I developed and delivered several training programs in geographic information systems (GIS) and computer aided design (CAD) to the Indonesian Government and private sector industry representatives in conjunction with ITB Polyteck, Bangdung, Indonesia.

In addition, I have 30 years of teaching experience across a diverse range of programs. I was one of the inaugural teachers to achieve the advanced skilled teacher (AST) classification.

I developed a national training curriculum in CAD and am an experienced developer of various curricula for a range of qualifications from certificate I to associate degree.

I was also a lecturer and tutor in CAD and GIS applications for the Faculty of Landscape Architecture & Faculty of Engineering at the University of Canberra.

Involvement with industry

I am a Director (Deputy Chair) on the Board of the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) where I represent the surveying and spatial information industry sector, assisting in the development of the spatial information services qualifications and workforce development.

Other industry memberships and associations include:

  • Chair of the National Spatial Education Advisory Committee (for the last six years);
  • A member of the Spatial Education and Skills Formation strategy task force involved with implementing the workforce development plan to ensure the long term sustainability of the spatial industry;
  • VET sector representative on QLD Spatial Workforce Alliance, representing the consortium of RTO’s on the QLD spatial workforce development alliance program;
  • Representative on National Spatial Industry Statistics Program, representing SEAC on the national metrics program for the spatial industry.
  • I was a member of the CPSISC 2009 delegation for international strategic engagement in the UK, European Union and India focusing on workforce development and training. 
  • I am a member of the Spatial Information Services Training Package Review Committee.

Customised training for industry

I have a broad background in designing, developing and delivering training to meet specific needs for both private and Government sectors in GIS and CAD across many disciplines eg engineering, environmental, mapping sciences, defence.

For example, I managed the development, design and delivery of specialist short course training programs in CAD and GIS to meet select groups from Government and private organisations.


  • Presentation on training in spatial information – Australian perspective at the ESRI Conference, San Diego, USA, 2008;
  • Presentation on the education, training and development undertaken by CIT and TWR in the South African links program at the GIS Conference, Africa, 2005;
  • Presented a paper on spatial education in Australia, with a focus on VET training at the Geospatial Spatial World, Florida, USA, 2004;


  • Surveying and Spatial Science Institute Academic Excellence award 2009;
  • Fellow of Spatial Science Institute 2003.