CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Building Design and Certification will qualify you to become a building surveyor and certify buildings of all classes in the residential and commercial sectors of an unlimited (multi-storey) size. You will be able to evaluate and assess plans, conduct inspections and issue building permits such as occupancy permits. Graduates of the program will be able to interpret building and construction regulations and advise clients of suitable industry practices.
Within this program you will study advanced courses including building legislation, building auditing, fire safety design and inspection procedures along with construction, building materials, services, professional practice and communication, and principles of sustainability.
Another benefit of our program is that it includes learning materials that are presented directly from professionals working in the building industry, ensuring that gain relevant and practical knowledge of the industry.
As a qualified tradesperson you could undertake this program to enhance your qualifications to a professional level in this growth industry.
You may be eligible to exit this program early with the completion of an Associate Degree of Building Surveying or Bachelor of Building Surveying and Inspection qualification.
|Duration||7 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July|
|Mode of Study||Distance Education|
|Domestic Availability||Distance Education|
|International Availability‡||Distance Education|
|Recommended Study||English and Maths A or B|
|Rank*||OP: 17 SR: 65|
|CRICOS||International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.|
The Australian building industry has undergone significant growth due to factors such as a rising population and booming economy and is currently ranked as the 11th largest industry in Australia. Building and construction is a vital industry responsible not only for the homes in which we live but for the commercial and industrial buildings in which we work and play. The building and construction industry focuses on two key areas - the residential sector focusing on the construction, renovation and addition to residential dwellings, and the commercial/industrial sector that focuses on the construction of shops, offices, hotels, hospitals, schools and other industry infrastructure.
The building and construction industry also covers a variety of activities, including site preparation, building design and structural services and the construction trades. A key consideration in the modern construction industry is a commitment to achieving environmentally sustainable development within Australia.
Building surveyors and certifiers ensure construction projects are meeting relevant standards and codes for certification purposes. Building surveyors and certifiers may perform tasks such as assess building plans to ensure they conform with to the relevant standards, carry out site inspections throughout the building process, issue building permits and compliance certificates, assess the condition of existing buildings and audit building to ensure they comply with industry standards and legislation.
CQUniversity’s associate degree and bachelor programs in the key areas of building design, construction management, and building surveying and certification are tailored to develop confident and capable building industry professionals.
CQUniversity is one of the few universities offering built environment and design programs by distance education allowing you to study from anywhere in Australia when and how it suits you.
Our strong links with industry ensure that you gain a practical perspective and understanding of latest industry innovations, industry codes and practices, and the ability to interpret the appropriate documentation and regulations. You can also focus your studies on gaining expertise in planning, communication, finances or ethics, making you well-rounded in your knowledge which increases your employability.
During your studies you will be guided by skilled lecturers and academics in the field while sharing and networking with like minded students within our online learning environment. Our built environment and design programs have been developed to help you build a solid foundation for your future and allow you to reach your career goals.
So take the opportunity to construct your future career with a degree in built environment and design at CQUniversity.
Building surveyors certify buildings of all classes in the residential and commercial sectors of an unlimited (multi-storey) size.
You are required to complete a total of 30 compulsory courses.
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
This program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). Successful completion of this award satisfies the educational requirements to be a building surveyor.