CPC60121 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

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VU course code: CPC60121 | Level of study: TAFE
2 years full time or longer for part time
Face to Face with eLearning|Online


No tuition fees for eligible students

15 July 2024
01 July 2024
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Develop expert knowledge to qualify as a Building Surveyor (Level 2) with an Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying CPC60121 at Victoria University (VU).

As a building surveyor, you’ll play a vital role in the growing construction industry’s ability to improve functionality and safety in our built environment.

In this specialised building surveying course, you’ll become an expert in the compliance requirements, regulations and laws for constructing residential and commercial buildings up to three storeys.

If you’re a building surveyor or certifier already working in the construction industry, this course will allow you to expand your skills, get qualified as a Building Surveyor (Level 2) and join the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, the national professional organisation for building surveying.

With nearly every construction job needing building surveyors to ensure compliance with important safety and quality standards, your skills will be in high demand. 

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

To be awarded the CPC60121 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying, a student must successfully complete a total of 22 units of competency, comprising of:

  • 19 core units and;
  • 3 elective units, of which;

  • up to 3 units may be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level.


Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.




With an Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying, you'll be a qualified Building Surveyor (Level 2) and can join the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS), the national professional organisation for building surveying.

According to the AIBS, building surveyor students can earn $80,000 and fully qualified building surveyors can earn up to $250,000.

Other job titles you might achieve include:

  • building certifier
  • assistant building surveyor
  • local authority building manager.



VU Stories

Violetta Jakielaszek in front of a construction site holding a hard hat and a mobile phone
Surveying the path ahead
Building Surveyor
"I love my job – it’s so rewarding to work on building projects and think, wow, I was involved in that!"
Violetta's story