Diploma of Building Surveying - - CPC50108

Building Surveying

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On Offer Yes
Award Diploma of Building Surveying
Program Coordinator Peter O'Donnell
Contact Hours (per week) Flexible delivery
Classes Held

5 x 3 day study blocks per year. Students complete project work between scheduled blocks.

Commences Semesters 1 and 2
Program Outline

Manage projects. Advise clients. Oversee designs. As a Building Surveyor, you'll use your love for technical work, enjoyment of working with people and eye for detail to help clients - whether businesses, councils or individuals - through the building process. FedUni's Diploma of Building Surveying is part time, meaning you can gain valuable experience in the industry whilst you study. You'll even graduate with the skills to run your own business, with subjects such as small business management and planning.

This diploma will help you become an expert in a range of building legislation, technical codes and construction standards. Your future career will be varied. It may involve checking construction standards; advising owners and builders before they lodge their building plans through to the final build sign off; working on fire compliance; or ensuring a building meets energy efficiency requirements. Often, you'll work alongside other experts such as engineers, architects and builders while managing projects for residential, industrial or commercial builds.

The curriculum of 24 subjects provides training theory and practical surveying skills for both residential and commercial buildings.

This qualification will allow graduates to work as building inspectors. It provides to participants professional skills and knowledge needed for the inspection of residential, small industrial and commercial buildings. The program focus is on the practical application of construction technology, sustainable design, building methods and working with clients from building permit application stage through to completion of a project.

Graduates will have developed skills and applied knowledge in:

  • working drawing preparation
  • energy efficiency
  • structural and construction technology
  • estimating, cost management and development control
  • supervising of site surveying
  • applied occupational health and safety
  • surveying
  • small business planning and management
  • procedures and professional practice
  • building materials and fire assessment
  • building codes and standards
Career Opportunities

This qualification will allow graduates to work as building inspectors.

The Diploma of Building Surveying is the first step in qualifying as a building surveyor. Completion of it will allow you to work as a building inspector. Note that completion of the Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying is a requirement for registration as a Building Surveyor.

Program Rules and Requirements

The student must demonstrate competency in 24 core units.

Program Content

CPCCSV5001A - Assess the construction of domestic scale buildings
CPCCSV5002A - Evaluate materials for construction of domestic scale buildings
CPCCSV5003A -Produce working drawings for residential buildings
CPCCSV5004A - Apply legislation to urban development and building controls
CPCCSV5005A - Apply footing and geomechanical design principles to domestic scale buildings
CPCCSV5006A - Assess construction faults in residential buildings
CPCCSV5007A - Undertake site surveys and set out procedures for building projects
CPCCSV5008A - Apply building control legislation to building surveying
CPCCSV5009A - Assess the impact of fire on building materials
CPCCSV5010A - Interact with clients in a regulated environment
CPCCSV5011A - Apply building codes and standards to residential buildings
PCCCSV5012A - Assess timber framed designs for one and two storey buildings
CPCCSV5013A - Apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings
CPCCSV5014A - Apply building surveying procedures to residential buildings
CPCCSV5015A - Assess structural requirements for domestic scale buildings
BSBADM506B - Manage business design and development
BSBIT401B - Maintain business technology
CHCCOM403A - Use targetted communication skills to build relationships
CHCCOM504B - Develop, implement and promote effective communication techniques
ICAICT103A - Use, communicate and search securely on the internet
ICAICT102A - Operate a word processing application
ICAICT105A - Operate spreadsheet application
ICAICT210A - Operate a database application
ICAICT201A - Use computer operating systems and hardware

Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I take to complete the Diploma? The training is delivered through self-paced learning and can be completed over a maximum of 4 years to complete the 24 subjects


Building & Construction (Ref 08061, 08145)

Contact Us

Tel: 5327 8000
Freecall: 1800 333 864
Email: info@federation.edu.au
Web: http://www.federation.edu.au/schools/industry-skills-centre/building-and-construction

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:

International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
Email: international@federation.edu.au
Web: www.federation.edu.au/international
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
National Course Code CPC50108
State Course Code CPC50108
VTAC Code 3700610044
Mid year entry Yes
Intakes Semester 1 and 2

2 years - block mode delivery


SMB Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE Application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
Application Type - VTAC Yes
Application Type - Direct Yes
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. VTAC applicants must complete a VTAC Personal Statement. Candidates may be required to attend an interview.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

Assessment Competency based training is concerned with assisting people to gain specific competencies relevant to the purpose of their program of study. A student will be assessed by performing set tasks at specified standards, under prescribed conditions.
A range of assessment methods will be used to enable students to demonstrate competency.
Recognition of Prior Learning If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.
Pathways/Alternate Entry

Pathways towards the Advanced Diploma Building Surveying.

Indicative Fees Enrolment fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day. For further information regarding these costs, please view 2015 Indicative Course Fees (pdf,165kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.
Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information at: www.federation.edu.au/tafefees and the TAFE Fees and Charges Information Guide 2015 (pdf,625kb)
Further Information Contact Us:
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
Email: info@federation.edu.au

A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please Note: All VET programs and training are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
National RTO Code: 4909.
Information correct as at 10/Aug/2015

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