84341 NSW Government Funded - CPC60121 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

The Advanced Diploma is offered as 22 Units of Competency that cover the mandatory 19 core and 3 elective units from the CPC - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

This qualification 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 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.
The Unit of Competency clustering has been separated into two parts being: Skill Set (CPCSS00005) for Residential Buildings up to three Storeys (9 units of competency) & Commercial and elective units that make up the remainder of the Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying.

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

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The Training Package does not list any required prerequisites.

That said, as an Advanced Diploma (Level 6) AQF qualification, 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.

You will be required to conduct an interview with your Trainer during the initial stages of your studies to confirm your suitability.

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.

Delivery Mode
The course is delivered on-line, and all students are required to commit to a Training Plan which specifies deadlines that ensures that the course is completed within a period of 2 years. See Additional Information below

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. See Additional Information below

The learning resources and assessment tasks were developed by current, practising Building Surveyors, and therefore reflect real case building surveying functions from a practical perspective.

Those who are working in the industry are offered the opportunity to use real-case scenarios to demonstrate their competency, which in turn allows the opportunity to learn workplace practice, while adding value to their employer.

Non-compulsory webinar and face to face tutorials are also offered, and any student who is having difficulties are offered the opportunity to arrange a private one on one tutorial with their Trainer as required.

Assessments are designed to have a workplace focus but some of the assessment tasks will need to be completed in your own time. This commitment will be different for each person.

Feedback is provided through discussion with your Assessor, written comments and marks. There are opportunities to resubmit additional assessments or evidence if there are gaps in the submitted work. We support you through this process.

Your previous experience and education will be considered through a formal recognition process. We will be working with you to identify what you have learned at work, from other trade or related courses and from life experience.

Qualification Issued
Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

Certificate Validity
On completing the CPC60121 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying, graduates are qualified and recognised as having the skills and knowledge to fulfil the following roles:

- Building Inspector
- Building Surveyor
- Registered Building Certifier ( up to the level of - Building Surveyor Restricted -
All classes)
- Building Regulation Consultant

The Advanced Diploma in Building Surveying - CPCPCC60121 - is a nationally recognised course.

The Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying 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 (formerly A2), Building Surveyor limited Class 1 & 10 ( formerly A3) and Building Inspector (formerly A4) Further information about what is required for accreditation in NSW can be found on the NSW Fair Trading,

The qualification is also recognised by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and RICS Accreditation scheme. Subsequently, it is therefore recognised by the:

- QBCC ( via AIBS or RICS accreditation scheme)
- Plan SA ( via AIBS or RICS accreditation scheme)
- NT and the ACT ( via AIBS or RICS accreditation scheme)

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.

More About This Course
Required Inspection and Audit of Buildings
The Training Package requires one to demonstrate the ability to inspect buildings of all classes, at various stages of construction, and after completion. To achieve this, anyone wishing to enrol and complete the course will need to be able to arrange their own access to buildings of all classes during and post construction. Those unable to do this may not be able to complete the course.

Course Study Timetable
It is a condition of enrolment that those enrolled in the NSW Government subsidised CPC60121Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying complete the qualification within two years of enrolment. As the course is offered online, it can be completed sooner, but in no less than 12 months.

Attached is a sample timetable that provides an idea of the commitment required to complete the course in 2 years. The course requires the inspection of buildings at various stages of construction. It is the student's obligation to find the relevant building projects and arrange access for these inspections. Understanding that the timing of these inspections will be varied, access to these units will be offered throughout the duration of the course so as to take advantage of the opportunity for inspection and audit as they present themselves.

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