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Building Surveying

Advanced Diploma of

Free TAFE Code: CPC60115
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Preston, Epping

Duration

2 years full time / available part time

Duration

2 years full time / available part time

Requirements

Year 12 or equivalent.

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

An abundance of job opportunities in sight

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying 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.

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

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
CPCCBS6002 RESEARCH AND EVALUATE CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS TO THREE STOREYS Core 250
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
CPCCBS6012 CONDUCT AND REPORT ON INITIAL CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 100
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
CPCCBS6008 PROCESS BUILDING APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 200
CPCCBS6014 CONDUCT AND REPORT ON ADVANCED AND FINAL INSPECTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 120
CPCCBS6001 RESEARCH AND EVALUATE CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS TO THREE STOREYS Core 250
CPCCBS6013 CONDUCT AND REPORT ON INITIAL CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 300
CPCCBS6015 CONDUCT AND REPORT ON ADVANCED AND FINAL INSPECTIONS OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 120
CPCCBS6006 PROCESS PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS FOR UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 200
CPCCBS6011 CONDUCT AND REPORT ON BUILDING SURVEYING AUDITS OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 90
BSBWRT401 WRITE COMPLEX DOCUMENTS Core 50
CPCCBS6016 ASSESS AND ADVISE ON PERFORMANCE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 80
CPCCBS6017 MONITOR AND ADVISE ON CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLIANCE UPGRADE WORK ON BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS Core 90
VU22462 Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings Core 180
ICTDBS603 DETER SUITABILITY DATA FUNCTION AND SCALE Core 60

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $16800 $35500
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $17050 $35750
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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 1 November 2019. 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.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

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

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

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Additional expenses

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

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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.
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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. 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 of our Skills and Job Centres, 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

Recognising Organisations