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  • Objectives
    This program produces graduates capable of assessing building documentation for code and standards compliance and inspecting staged works on all classes of buildings, as defined by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) not exceeding three storeys in height and a total floor area of 2000 square metres. Students should note prerequisite requirements and course availability (in this handbook) when formulating and nominating their study load for the year. Courses are offered annually. It is suggested that courses be studied as shown in the recommended study schedule. The loading may be varied to balance work and family commitments. If assistance is required, contact the Program Advisor. Students should actively seek employment in the building industry. Prospective students should note that exemptions from courses within the program may be given where their previous study at AQF certificate 4 level or higher fully meets the learning outcomes of a course. Students should not enrol into a course where they are seeking an exemption. The Faculty has established sets of exemptions for holders of selected TAFE qualifications.
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic students - Prerequisites: nil; Recommended study - English, science subjects and Maths B
  • Academic Title
    Associate Degree of Building Surveying
  • Course description

    About Building Surveying

    Do you want to be able to certify residential and commercial buildings? Building surveyors (Level 2) are able to certify buildings ranging from family homes to low rise multi-storey commercial buildings. Whether you wish to work in a large city or a smaller regional town, you will find there are opportunities for building surveyors.

    Studies cover courses associated with building legislation, building auditing, fire safety design and inspection procedures along with construction, building materials, services, professional practice and communication. Principles of sustainability are integrated throughout the program.

    CQUni's building environment field of study is designed with students' needs in mind. Offered exclusively by distance education mode, the program is completed part-time while you are working or seeking employment in the industry.


    Career Opportunities

    Building surveyors (Level 2) interpret and enforce laws and regulations controlling residential and low-rise commercial buildings and work for local government, state and federal authorities including licensing and code boards, and private certifiers.


    Program Structure
    To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 16 courses/96 units of credit as outlined below:

        * 8 compulsory courses (Level 1); and
        * 8 compulsory courses (Level 2).


     Level 1 - 8 compulsory courses
    BLAR11032     Structural Forms & Analysis
    BLAR11033     Building Materials 1
    BLAR11039     Building Law & Regulations
    BLAR11043     Building Systems and Services 1
    BLAR11045     Built Environment 1
    BLAR11048     Construction 2
    BLCN11033     Construction 1
    COMM11003    Professional and Technical Communication

    Level 2 - 8 compulsory courses
    BLAR12034     Building Legislation 1
    BLAR12052     Geotechnical Studies
    BLAR12053     Professional Practice
    BLAR12054     Structural Design Processes
    BLSV12020     Building Infrastructure Audits
    BLSV12023     Fire Safety Design
    BLSV12024     Inspection Procedures
    BLSV13021     Building Legislation 2

    Recommended study schedule
    By following the recommended study schedule, students will address required course prerequisite units. Minor variations may occur due to credit transfers granted and work and family commitments.
    Course Code     Course Name

    Year 1 - T1
    BLAR11033     Building Materials 1
    BLCN11033     Construction 1

    Year 1 - T2
    COMM11003     Professional and Technical Communication
    BLAR11045     Built Environment 1

    Year 1 - T3
    BLAR11039     Building Law & Regulations

    Year 2 - T1
    BLAR12034     Building Legislation 1
    BLAR11032     Structural Forms & Analysis

    Year 2 - T2
    BLAR11043     Building Systems and Services 1
    BLAR11048     Construction 2

    Year 2 - T3
    BLSV12020     Building Infrastructure Audits

    Year 3 - T1
    BLAR12052     Geotechnical Studies
    BLAR12053     Professional Practice

    Year 3 - T2
    BLAR12054     Structural Design Processes
    BLSV12024     Inspection Procedures

    Year 4 - T1
    BLSV12023     Fire Safety Design

    Year 4 - T2
    BLSV13021     Building Legislation 2

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