CPC60115

Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

Program code CPC60115
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 2 years
Part time: 4-5 years
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    This course provides you with the professional skills and competencies needed for building inspection work, and for building surveying related to residential, industrial and commercial buildings. You will be provided with a diverse range of experiences in building surveying theory, regulatory laws and practice. 

    This course is offered as a combination of face to face classes and workplace training with a host employer. You may be required to attend site visits and study tours as part of your studies. The course is based on the national training framework and is fully portable, allowing you to commence studies in one state and complete them in another.

    This course also reflects the role of building surveyors or certifiers who apply knowledge of compliance requirements, and construction methods and materials to the implementation of statutory building surveying requirements, or to the provision of advisory building surveying services.

    The scope of work undertaken by building surveyors varies across jurisdictions and can include providing code-consulting advice to clients on the compliance requirements for proposed building developments, processing planning and building applications, conducting mandatory construction inspections, auditing buildings, following up on areas of non-compliance and issuing certificates of occupancy.

    Building surveyors make a significant contribution to the development and construction of the built environment, often working together with specialist consultants to assess and verify that proposed and actual building works are compliant, and to ensure the safety of building occupants.

    Building surveyors work in a highly regulated environment and must carry out their role ethically and according to legislative and regulatory requirements.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 14 core units and 3 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these will be credited towards completion of this program.

    The program structure consists of: 

    • CPCSS00004 - Skill Set (represented by 7 designated units)
    • CPC60115 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying (Additional 10 units following the completion of the Skill Set)

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations, oral and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CPCCBS6004Assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for residential buildings to three storeys
    CPCCBS6010Conduct and report on building surveying audits of residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6012Conduct and report on initial construction inspections of residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6001Research and evaluate construction methods and materials for residential buildings to three storeys
    CPCCBS6006Process planning applications for residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6008Process building applications for residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6014Conduct and report on advanced and final inspections of residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6009Process building applications for commercial buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6003Apply legal and ethical requirements to building surveying functions
    CPCCBS6007Process planning applications for commercial buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6005Assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for commercial buildings to three storeys
    CPCCBS6016Assess and advise on performance-based solutions for buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6013Conduct and report on initial construction inspections of commercial buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6002Research and evaluate construction methods and materials for commercial buildings to three storeys
    CPCSFS8001Define scope of and initiate special hazard fire systems design projects
    CPCCBS6015Conduct and report on advanced and final inspections of commercial buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6017Monitor and advise on construction and compliance upgrade work on buildings up to three storeys
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • VCE or equivalent; or
    • Mature age (at least 18 years of age, and away from formal study for at least 1 year); or
    • Relevant work experience and previous study.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this program you will be eligible to receive the nationally recognised CPC60115 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying, which is supported by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Building Practitioners Board and the Housing Industry Association.

    Pathways

    Graduates may have the opportunity to apply to Holmesglen's Bachelor of Building SurveyingBachelor of Construction Management and Economics or other university degree programs.

    Career Opportunities

    • Building surveyor
    • Building certifier 
    • Various managerial positions in building and construction
  • Dates

    Attendance

    Full time students: Year 1 - 3 days per week; Year 2 - combination of class attendance during the day and evenings, and a work placement program

    Part time students: Various evenings (6 pm - 10 pm)

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).
    The VTAC code for this program is 6100161024.


    Applicants must also submit a VTAC Personal Statement via the VTAC website.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Advanced Building Technology Department
    03 9564 2760
    building@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    $12500 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE CPC60115

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$12500
    Full Fee$22000

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

    Important

    This program has compulsory activities as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities prior to your enrolment in the letter of offer.

  • Program Overview

    This course provides you with the professional skills and competencies needed for building inspection work, and for building surveying related to residential, industrial and commercial buildings. You will be provided with a diverse range of experiences in building surveying theory, regulatory laws and practice. 

    This course is offered as a combination of face to face classes and workplace training with a host employer. You may be required to attend site visits and study tours as part of your studies. The course is based on the national training framework and is fully portable, allowing you to commence studies in one state and complete them in another.

    This course also reflects the role of building surveyors or certifiers who apply knowledge of compliance requirements, and construction methods and materials to the implementation of statutory building surveying requirements, or to the provision of advisory building surveying services.

    The scope of work undertaken by building surveyors varies across jurisdictions and can include providing code-consulting advice to clients on the compliance requirements for proposed building developments, processing planning and building applications, conducting mandatory construction inspections, auditing buildings, following up on areas of non-compliance and issuing certificates of occupancy.

    Building surveyors make a significant contribution to the development and construction of the built environment, often working together with specialist consultants to assess and verify that proposed and actual building works are compliant, and to ensure the safety of building occupants.

    Building surveyors work in a highly regulated environment and must carry out their role ethically and according to legislative and regulatory requirements.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 14 core units and 3 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these will be credited towards completion of this program.

    The program structure consists of: 

    • CPCSS00004 - Skill Set (represented by 7 designated units)
    • CPC60115 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying (Additional 10 units following the completion of the Skill Set)

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations, oral and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CPCCBS6004Assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for residential buildings to three storeys
    CPCCBS6010Conduct and report on building surveying audits of residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6012Conduct and report on initial construction inspections of residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6001Research and evaluate construction methods and materials for residential buildings to three storeys
    CPCCBS6006Process planning applications for residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6008Process building applications for residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6014Conduct and report on advanced and final inspections of residential buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6009Process building applications for commercial buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6003Apply legal and ethical requirements to building surveying functions
    CPCCBS6007Process planning applications for commercial buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6005Assess and advise on compliance of design documentation for commercial buildings to three storeys
    CPCCBS6016Assess and advise on performance-based solutions for buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6013Conduct and report on initial construction inspections of commercial buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6002Research and evaluate construction methods and materials for commercial buildings to three storeys
    CPCSFS8001Define scope of and initiate special hazard fire systems design projects
    CPCCBS6015Conduct and report on advanced and final inspections of commercial buildings up to three storeys
    CPCCBS6017Monitor and advise on construction and compliance upgrade work on buildings up to three storeys
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 11 level or overseas equivalent including a pass in Mathematics and preferably some relevant work experience.English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this program you will be eligible to receive the nationally recognised CPC60115 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying, which is supported by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Building Practitioners Board and the Housing Industry Association.

    Pathways

    Graduates may have the opportunity to apply to Holmesglen's Bachelor of Building SurveyingBachelor of Construction Management and Economics or other university degree programs.

    Career Opportunities

    • Building surveyor
    • Building certifier 
    • Various managerial positions in building and construction
  • How to Apply

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2017: $14,000 per year

    Fees quoted include required equipment, uniforms and/or material costs

Building Surveying Open Days

  • 22Jun
    Building Surveying
    Chadstone
    OD2825

    Want to make sure buildings that go up, stay up? Building surveyors are often involved in projects from the early planning stages through to completion, and work closely with other allied professionals such as architects, builders, engineers and planners. Together, they ensure these buildings adhere to regulations.

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal a presentation at 6.30pm highlighting pathway options and career outcomes in the Building Surveying industry.

    Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to speak to industry experienced teachers who will give you the information and advise you about each entry stream.

    - , Thu 22 Jun - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia