Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying

VU course code: NTBS | Level of study: Postgraduate
0.5 years part time
Online Real Time
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29 July 2024
21 July 2024
 Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying.


Develop your industry skills in building surveying and prepare for success, with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying from Victoria University.

Building surveyors are responsible for assessing plans, conducting inspections, issuing building permits, and interpreting building and construction regulations for buildings of any size and complexity.

Our graduate course will give you in-demand expertise in building regulations, construction compliance and inspection processes. You will come to understand building legislation and auditing, building codes, sustainable construction techniques and materials, fire-safety design, inspection procedures, building services and professional practice.

On graduation, you will have the expertise to:

  • support the delivery of efficient and effective building surveying strategies over the course of the approval and construction process
  • interpret building documentation and regulations
  • assess building construction documentation for compliance with building legislations, codes and standards
  • communicate with technical professionals such as builders, architects and engineers, regarding design objectives.

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’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

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.

Fees & Scholarships

University 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 (including our generous scholarship program).




Australia is experiencing a shortage of building surveyors across all states and territories. The average age of qualified building surveyors in Australia is 55 and industry experts state things need to dramatically change.

By completing the Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying course, you'll be well-placed to find work, due to current strong industry demand.

Graduates from the Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying may be employed in both the private and public sectors, for employers such as:

  • building proprietors
  • contractors
  • developers
  • government bodies
  • consultancy practices.

Graduates interested in pursuing further study in building surveying will have wider opportunities as key professionals in the construction industry, and will work closely with other professional disciplines, industry groups and development authorities.