Associate Degree of Building Surveying - CB99
If you are looking to upskill, or are a tradesperson wanting to enhance your qualifications to a paraprofessional level, the Associate Degree of Building Surveying is an ideal course. You will develop skills that are highly desired by employers across a range of areas such as building legislation and auditing, fire safety design and inspection procedures, construction and building materials. Upon completion you will fulfil the educational requirements for a Level 3 licence with the Australian Insittue of Building Surveyors (AIBS). Learn directly from professionals working in building and construction to gain up-to-date skills and benefit from the flexibility to study this course part-time alongside your current role.
4 years part-time
No pre-requisites required
English (4, SA), and Maths A or B (4, SA)
The Associate Degree of Building Surveying provides you the skills and qualification to pursue a career as an Assistant Building Surveyor.
This course will teach you how to assess building documentation for code and standards compliance and inspect staged works for domestic and residential buildings including class 1 to 10 buildings, not exceeding two stories in height and a total floor area of 500 square metres, as defined by the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Upon completing this course you will fulfil the educational requirements for a Level 3 licence by the Australian Insitutue of Building Surveyors (AIBS).
Available to study part-time and online, this courses provides you the flexibility to work in the industry while you study and apply what you are learning in a professional setting. To grow your expertise further and become a building surveyor, this course provides you an ideal pathway into the Bachelor of Surveying and Certification.
|Core Units||16||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete a total of 16 core units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer information
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Your study optionsCQUniversity offers two distinct levels of building surveying study options. The Associate Degree of Building Surveying (CB99) teaches you how to assess building documentation for code and standards compliance and inspect staged works for domestic and residential buildings including Class 1 and 10 buildings, not exceeding two stories in height and a total floor area of 500 square metres, as defined by the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
Our Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification (Honours) (CC61) qualifies you to certify buildings of all classes in the residential and commercial sectors. Assess building documentation for codes and standards compliance, and inspect staged works on all classes of buildings, as defined by the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
These courses are available to study part-time and online making them ideal if you are seeking the flexibility to work in the industry while you study. There are no residential schools for these courses.
Your careerA building surveying course at CQUniversity provides an ideal pathway towards a career as a building surveyor.
As a building surveyor, you will interpret and enforce laws and regulations controlling building and construction and find jobs with federal, state and local government departments and authorities, private certification practices, and building industry licensing boards.
The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors regularly reviews our building surveying courses for industry compliance, and this ensures that you graduate with relevant skills and knowledge.
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|Term 1 - 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2024||Available Online|
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
Student profileIf you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Domestic students - Assumed Knowledge - English (4, SA), and Maths A or B (4, SA)
The Associate Degree of Building Surveying prepares you for a role as an Assistant Building Surveyor and will allow you to pursue employment opportunities within:
- local government, state and federal authorities
- licensing and code boards
- private certifiers.
As a graduate of this course, you will be capable of assessing building documentation for code and standards compliance and inspecting staged works for domestic and residential buildings, not exceeding two storeys in height and a total floor area of 500 square metres.
This course is regularly reviewed by the accrediting body, the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS).
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$8,016.00|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms) for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees
Commonwealth support and government assistance loans
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. The Australian Government loan scheme HECS-HELP assists you in paying your student contributions. You can choose to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Other study costs
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Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
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What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre
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|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
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Option 2: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.