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Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

Free TAFE VTAC Code: CPC60121 VTAC Number: Preston 6900669234, Epping 6900269234

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Overview

Campus
Duration

2 years full time / 4 years part time

Next Intake

February, July

An abundance of job opportunities in sight

Building surveyors play an important role in the building industry. Building surveyors understand the building control process. Building surveyors work in a highly regulated environment and require an understanding of relevant compliance requirements as well as traditional, new and emerging construction methods and materials. They make a significant contribution to the development and construction of the built environment, often working in collaboration with specialist consultants to assess and verify that proposed and actual building works are compliant and to ensure the safety of building occupants.

The Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying CPC60121 teaches potential students the skills essential for the building control process. Whether you’re already in the industry or just starting out, a qualification in surveying will open doors to senior industry positions. With the Victorian Building Authority recently highlighting the importance of qualified building surveyors in domestic and commercial builds, there’s never been a better time to get qualified.

Practical skills and real life experiences

Our industry-based teachers bring practical knowledge and hands-on experience to your training. You’ll learn essential surveying skills for residential and commercial buildings not more than 2000m2 and up to three storeys, including planning and building applications, researching and evaluating construction methods, conducting and reporting on inspections, and advising on performance-based building solutions. Industry connections and resources will help to create a solid foundation for an advancing career and you’ll join Melbourne Polytechnic’s community of award-winning tradies with a national reputation. You’ll learn real-world skills in real-world contexts and graduate with the skills needed to enter the urban infrastructure industry as a building surveyor.

Career Pathways

Where will the Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying CPC60121 take me?

This course will equip you to work as a qualified, dedicated building surveying professional.

  • Building Inspector
  • Building Surveyor
  • Building Certifier

Study Pathways

On successful completion of this course you may seek entry into a building surveying or building and construction-oriented degree offered by universities.

After having researched many other providers I felt Melbourne Polytechnic is the best for me to pursue my career goal.
Eric Law
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Course Details

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus

Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute.

Class Schedule

The course can be completed in 24 months or 2 years (four semesters) in the full-time option.

The course can be completed in 48 months or 4 years (eight semesters) in the part-time option.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including observation, written assessment, project-based assessment, theory-based tests, and completion of practical projects.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards Core 18
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions Core 200
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications Core 30
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings Core 22
CPCCBS6101 Research and evaluate construction methods and materials for Class 1 and 10 buildings to three storeys Core 250
CPCCBS6102 Research and evaluate construction methods and materials for Class 2 to 9 buildings to three storeys Core 250
CPCCBS6103 Identify and apply legal and ethical requirements to building surveying functions Core 80
CPCCBS6104 Assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for Class 1 and 10 buildings to three storey Core 120
CPCCBS6105 Assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for Class 2 to 9 buildings to three storeys Core 90
CPCCBS6107 Prepare planning and development applications for buildings to three storeys Core 200
CPCCBS6108 Process building applications for Class 1 and 10 buildings to three storeys Core 95
CPCCBS6109 Process building applications for Class 2 to 9 buildings to three storeys Core 120
CPCCBS6110 Conduct and report on building surveying audits of Class 1 and 10 buildings to three storeys Core 95
CPCCBS6111 Conduct and report on building surveying audits of Class 2 to 9 buildings to three storeys Elective 300
CPCCBS6112 Conduct and report on initial construction inspections of Class 1 and 10 buildings to three storeys Core 110
CPCCBS6113 Conduct and report on initial construction inspections of Class 2 to 9 buildings to three storeys Core 120
CPCCBS6114 Conduct and report on advanced and final inspections of Class 1 and 10 buildings to three storeys Core 75
CPCCBS6115 Conduct and report on advanced and final inspections of Class 2 to 9 buildings to three storeys Core 80
CPCCBS6116 Assess and advise on performance solutions for Class 2 to 9 buildings to three storeys Core 90
CPCCBS6117 Monitor and advise on construction and compliance upgrade work on buildings to three storeys Elective 90
CPCCBS6118 Assess and advise on performance solutions for Class 1 and 10 buildings to three storeys Core 90
VU22454 Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process Elective 40

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $18200 $38450
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $18450 $38700
Per year $
Per semester $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

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The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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Requirements

  • You need to have successfully completed Year 12/VCE or be mature age
  • You are required to attend one of our information sessions

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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