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 degrees 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.

Bachelor of Building Surveying

You will be credited for 8 units of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on +61 3 9919 6100 to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

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.

Course structure

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

Compulsory Units of Study

Admission requirements

    Successful completion of VCE/VCAL or equivalent

How to apply for this course

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Secondary school students

Apply via VTAC

VTAC applications due 4 December 2015.

Non-secondary school students

If you're not currently studying at secondary school and only want to apply for courses at VU:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

Direct applications due 1 February 2016.

After you apply:

  • It’s important to check for emails from us (remember to check your Spam folder).
  • Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered

You can also contact us directly:

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

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Information about course fees, articulation and credit transfer, recognition of prior learning, admission and enrolment procedures, examinations, and services available to students can be accessed on the University’s website or by contacting the University directly on +61 3 9919 6100.