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Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification (Honours) - CC61

Pursue a career in the expanding/evolving building industry as an accredited Building Surveyor with the Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification (Honours). This course qualifies you to certify buildings of all classes in the residential and commercial sectors. You will learn how to assess plans, conduct inspections, issue building permits and interpret building and construction regulations. Upon completing this course you will fulfil the educational requirements for a Level 1 accreditation by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS). Available to study part-time and online, the Bachelor of Building Survey and Certification (Honours) provides you the flexibility to work in the industry while you study and apply what you are learning in a professional setting.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:66 ATAR:66

UNITS/CREDITS

30/192

DURATION

6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

PREREQUISITES

No pre-requisites required

RECOMMENDED STUDY

English (4, SA), and Maths A or B (4, SA) [Queensland level or its interstate equivalent]

Completing the Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification (Honours) prepares you to become a Building Surveyor and certify buildings of all classes in the residential and commercial sectors.

You will learn to evaluate and assess plans, conduct inspections, issue building permits such as occupancy permits and interpret building and construction regulations. This will enable you to advise clients of suitable industry practices once you enter the workforce. You will develop skills that are highly desired by employers and study areas including building legislation and auditing, fire safety design and inspection procedures, construction, building materials, services, professional practice and communication, and principles of sustainability. Gain practical industry knowledge as you learn directly from professionals working in building and construction, and on completion of the required units, you may be eligible to receive interim or exit awards.

You will benefit from the flexibility to study this course part-time and by online study and may choose to work in the industry and gain practical experience while studying to further enhance your employability.

Core Units 30 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Course structure

You are required to complete a total of 30 core units.

Unit information

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 options

CQUniversity 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 career

A 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.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Rank Threshold

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. 

The rank threshold for this course is: SR 66 | ATAR 66.0


Student profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2021.

Institute profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2021 view our Institute Profile.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or 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 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 Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed Knowledge- English (4, SA), and Maths A or B (4, SA) [Queensland level or its interstate equivalent]

Building Surveyors interpret and enforce laws and regulations controlling building and construction. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification (Honours) you will be able to pursue employment opportunities within:

  • federal, state and local government departments and authorities
  • private certification practices
  • building industry licensing boards.

The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors regularly review for industry compliance the building surveying course.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
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

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

New South WalesONL: 160251
VictoriaONL: 1700110411
Western AustraliaONL: 150251
QueenslandONL: 851365


If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.


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 are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre

View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory; Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni

Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: 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.
Apply direct

STUDY BUILDING SURVEYING AT CQUNI

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Beatrix King

Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification (Honours)

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