National Institute of Land and Survey (INSTUN) was established on 1 May 1998, following the order of cabinet on 9 July 1997.
During the establishment, INSTUN was under the management of Ministry of Land and Cooperative Development (KTPK). With the formation of the institute, the task of training that was carried out by Training Section of Department of General Director Land and Mines Federal (JKPTG) and Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM) are conducted fully by INSTUN.
On 2004, INSTUN was under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE). Starting 2020, INSTUN now are under the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA). From 2022, INSTUN is under Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC) and then changed to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability (NRES) in December 2023.
Currently INSTUN is the only training institute that have been given the mandate and responsibility to train staff that involved with land management, survey and mapping with informative technology related.