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Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

Free TAFE Jobtrainer VTAC Code: CPC60115 VTAC Number: Preston 6900669234, Epping 6900269234

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Overview

Campus

Preston, Epping

Duration

2 years full time / 4 years part time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

An abundance of job opportunities in sight

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying CPC60115 teaches specialised skills for an essential and in-demand sector of the building and construction industry. 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 on building up to three storeys, including research, conducting surveying, reporting 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 senior surveyor.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This course will equip you to work as a qualified, dedicated building surveying professional.
  • Building Inspector
  • Project Manager
  • Building Surveyor

Pathways

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

Course Details

Delivery methods

Students will need to complete CPC60115 by July 2023 or be transitioned into CPC60121.

  • Blended (combination of Preston on-campus and remote)

Class Schedule

Contact us for part-time options.

Assessment Methods

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

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
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents Elective 50
CPCCBS6001 Research and evaluate construction methods and materials for residential buildings to three storeys Core 250
CPCCBS6002 Research and evaluate construction methods and materials for commercial buildings to three storeys Core 250
CPCCBS6003 Apply legal and ethical requirements to building surveying functions Core 80
CPCCBS6004 Assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for residential buildings to three storeys Core 120
CPCCBS6005 Assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for commercial buildings to three storeys Core 90
CPCCBS6006 Process planning applications for residential buildings for up to three storeys Core 200
CPCCBS6008 Process building applications for residential buildings up to three storeys Core 100
CPCCBS6009 Process building applications for commercial buildings up to three storeys Core 100
CPCCBS6010 Conduct and report on building surveying audits of residential buildings up to three storeys Core 120
CPCCBS6011 Conduct and report on building surveying audits of commercial buildings up to three storeys Elective 90
CPCCBS6012 Conduct and report on initial construction inspections of residential buildings up to three storeys Core 100
CPCCBS6013 Conduct and report on initial construction inspections of commercial buildings up to three storeys Core 120
CPCCBS6014 Conduct and report on advanced and final inspections of residential buildings up to three storeys Core 120
CPCCBS6015 Conduct and report on advanced and final inspections of commercial buildings up to three storeys Core 120
CPCCBS6016 Assess and advise on performance-based solutions for buildings up to three storeys Core 80
VU22462 Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings Elective 180

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Job Trainer Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $17500 $36950
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $250 $17750 $37200
Per year $
Per semester $
Materials fee $

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

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 19 November 2020. 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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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 for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 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.

Check your eligibility

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

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

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Additional expenses

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

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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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
  • Students will be required to attend an interview to explore their understanding of the industry and commitment to completing the course.

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 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure

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