CPC50108 -

Diploma of Building Surveying

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Course essentials

This information is for Australian residents. View the international version of this course

Develop the specialist skills for a future as a building surveyor or building certifier.

This course provides training in building theory and surveying related to residential, industrial and commercial buildings.

You will learn:

  • plan preparation
  • estimating scheduling
  • construction technology occupational health and safety
  • site supervision
  • surveying
  • cost control
  • business management
  • development control
  • surveying procedures and practices.


  • Building surveyor
  • Building certifier

Study pathways

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following Bachelor degree and in some cases receive credit for your degree:

Bachelor of Building (Construction Management)

You will be credited for 4 units (half a year) of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

The course provides training in building theory and surveying related to residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Graduates will have developed specialist skills and knowledge in plan preparation, estimating scheduling, construction technology OH&S, site supervision, surveying, cost control, business management, development control, surveying procedures and practices.

Units and electives

24 compulsory units of competency are required for award of this qualification.

Compulsory Units of Study

Admission information

  • Successful completion of VCE/VCAL or equivalent

How to apply for this course

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