Study Areas

Building Surveying and Construction


Want to be a builder? Our advanced building surveying and construction courses will prepare you for a variety of roles in the industry:

  • builder
  • building surveyor
  • construction manager
  • project manager

At Melbourne Polytechnic, we will help build your level of responsibility to get the job done – in selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.

Gain skills in the following areas:

  • building codes and standards
  • creating working drawings of buildings
  • assessing construction faults
  • occupational health and safety
  • contracts
  • structural principles
  • on-site supervision
  • legal obligations
  • applying quality standards
  • surveying properties
  • applying building codes
  • evaluating building materials
  • estimating and costing
  • legal requirements and contracts
  • structural principles and techniques
  • project managing a building.

Some of these courses are pre- or post-qualifications – either way, you can be sure you’re building a great career with Melbourne Polytechnic.

Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
Get the skills, confidence and qualification to fast track your career in the construction waterproofing industry. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing is a hands-on course catering for both experienced trades people and students new to the construction industry.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Construct a great future with the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). Take your own business to the next level, become an invaluable manager or gain the skills you need in site and business management to lead you to the top of your field.

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Manage your building career with our Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). You’ve got the hands-on experience, so take your career to the next level and manage a commercial or domestic building site with your leadership.

Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
Become a building surveyor or inspector with a successful career in the vital area of building compliance in Australia with the Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying.

Associate Degree of Engineering Technology (Civil)
Are you ready for a career in Construction Management, Structural Engineering or Transportation design and practice? Gain skills in planning, critical thinking, problem solving, inspection, collaboration, communication and project management, as well as specialist skills and knowledge in engineering.

Bachelor of the Built Environment
The Bachelor of the Built Environment provides you with advanced knowledge of design and architecture, building construction techniques, client briefs, sustainable principals and substantial knowledge about the practice of architecture.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)
Would you like a career in structural engineering, municipal engineering or construction management? Our degree will get you ready to not only work in the industry, but to one day lead it.

Short Courses
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