CPCSS00005 Provide building surveying services for residential buildings up to three storeys

The Skill Set is made up of 9 Units of Competency from the CPC - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

This Skill Set reflects the role of Building Surveyors or Certifiers who apply knowledge of compliance requirements and construction methods and materials to the implementation of statutory building surveying requirements or to the provision of advisory building surveying services.

The scope of work undertaken by Building surveyors varies across jurisdictions and can include:

•providing code-consulting advice to clients on the compliance requirements for proposed building developments
•processing planning and building applications
•conducting mandatory construction inspections
•auditing buildings and following up on areas of non-compliance
•issuing certificates of occupancy.

Building surveyors require an understanding of relevant compliance requirements as well as of traditional, new and emerging construction methods and materials. They make a significant contribution to the development and construction of the built environment, often working in collaboration with specialist consultants to assess and verify that proposed and actual building works are compliant and to ensure the safety of building occupants.

Building surveyors work in a highly regulated environment and must carry out their role ethically and according to legislative and regulatory requirements. Across the program you cover legislation, underpinning theory and practical surveying skills for both residential and commercial buildings.

Learning Objectives
The learning objectives are detailed in the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package

The Training Package does not list any required PREREQUISITES.

That said, the Skill Set is taken from the Advanced Diploma (Level 6) AQF qualification, and therefore there is an expectation that you possess a good command of the english language , as well as good literacy and numeracy skills. You should also possess good computer skills and the ability to research on your own. As a Building Surveyor, you will be expected to be able to competently read and communicate legislative requirements.

It is also beneficial if you also hold:

- Good communication skills and experience working in teams
- Able to demonstrate problem solving in a work role
- Good time management and organisation skills
- Be responsible for your own learning and professional development
- Access to and able to use computers and various programs and technology
- Good reading, comprehension and writing skills that can be shown through your understanding of BCA or other legislation and
completing business paperwork.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns in relation to your language, literacy and numeracy skills (LNN) so that we can assist prior to enrolling.

As part of the course, you will be required to inspect buildings under construction, and to audit existing buildings. While we try and make every effort to assist you with this, the onus to arrange any such inspections and audits will be on you. Please also note, that it is generally a requirement that all those who enter a building site have had some form of training, or have received appropriate authority. For example, in NSW, one must hold a white card ( or general construction induction card) before entering a building site. The responsibility to obtain the relevant training and authority is on you. The College of Professional Development can not accept any responsibility for your actions or those of another when entering a building site, and it is recommended that you seek advice in relation to insurance in this regard.

Delivery Mode
The course is delivered on-line, and is self-paced, which means that you can progress as fast as slow you like. However this does not mean that the course completion date is open ended. Students normally complete this between 12 and 18 months.

Qualification Issued
Statement of Attainment - CPCSS00005 - Provide building surveying services for residential buildings up to three storeys

Certificate Validity
On completing the Skill Set you maybe qualified and recognised as having the skills and knowledge to fulfil the following roles:

- Building Inspector
- Building Surveyor
- Building Regulation Consultant

The Skill Set CPCSS00005 is nationally recognised

The Skill Set CPCSS0004 as offered by the College of Professional Development (CPD Training) is recognised by the NSW Fair Trading as one of the required qualifications for Registration as a Building Surveyor limited Class 1 & 10 ( formerly A3) and Building Inspector (formerly A4)

It is recommended that you take this information as advice only, and that you contact the relevant accrediting, licensing or registration body for the detailed requirements of accreditation.

FacultyCategoryLocationCourse TitleInfoTraining BeginsSeats LeftPrice
(ex GST)

Provide Building Surveying Services for Residential Buildings up to Three Storeysimmediate12,000.00