CPC50108 - Diploma of Building Surveying

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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.

Course essentials


  • Building surveyor
  • Building certifier

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

Apply through VTAC

Applications close on 5 December 2014.

When you're ready:

  1. Apply via the VTAC website.
  2. As part of the application you may need to complete extra requirements such as:
    • submit a VTAC Personal Statement
    • attend an interview, audition, information session or workshop
    • submit a folio
    • sit a test

Extra requirement details are available in the VTAC Guide.

You need to complete all extra requirements by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Apply direct to VU

You can submit an application for this course directly to VU via our online Admissions Centre

Note that your direct application will not be assessed until all VTAC applications have been processed.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
  • Find answers and ask questions at GOTOVU

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