Qualification details

CPC80215 - Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying (Release 1)


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1 1 (this release) 05/Jun/2015

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312113 Building Inspector 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 211 Graduate Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building and Construction 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Building Surveyor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312113 Building Inspector 04/Sep/2015 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 04/Sep/2015 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 211 Graduate Diploma 05/Jun/2015 
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Modification History

Release 1.

This version first released with CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version 1.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of senior building surveyors and principals of private building surveying practices who:

  • manage building surveying processes and teams
  • advise on a range of compliance requirements for residential, commercial and industrial building projects
  • work with a range of specialist consultants to develop workable solutions to identified areas of non-compliance in building developments.

Senior building surveyors and principals work in a highly regulated environment and must carry out their tasks ethically and according to legislative and regulatory requirements.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to building surveying in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 8 units of competency:
  • 6 core units
  • 2 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • both units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 1 unit may be chosen from other Graduate Diploma qualifications in CPC or another current Training Package or accredited course, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Core units 


Manage building surveying risks and ensure compliance with ethical and professional standards


Advise on compliance of building design documentation


Manage building approval processes for all building types


Monitor building work and advise on compliance issues


Conduct and manage the completion of building inspections and audits


Assess and advise on performance-based solutions for all types of buildings

Elective units 


Manage information on construction methods, materials and services for a building surveying team


Manage information on compliance requirements for a building surveying team


Manage planning approval processes for all building types


Lead a building surveying team


Liaise and coordinate with head contractors on building projects

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.


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