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Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.  

Build upon your knowledge of building legislation, technical codes, and construction standards with a Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying. Study in one of Australia's most environmentally friendly buildings. 

Intensive mode delivery

To accommodate all of our students during ongoing COVID disruptions, classes are being temporarily offered in a multimodal format on a weekly basis until further notice.

Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Each subject is delivered over two weekends during the semester. There are two sets of three-day sessions per subject, scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject.

Participants will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.

About the program

The Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying at Bond University offers students the chance to increase their knowledge in the field of building surveying while studying with world-class academics and experienced practitioners. The program has been designed in consultation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) to ensure that the material covered is, in all respects, appropriate for people engaged in this field. Show more

The Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying at Bond University offers students the chance to increase their knowledge in the field of building surveying while studying with world-class academics and experienced practitioners. The program has been designed in consultation with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) to ensure that the material covered is, in all respects, appropriate for people engaged in this field. As a result of this consultation, graduates are assured that their qualifications meet the requirements of the relevant professional bodies. The Graduate Diploma gives students the option of completing four additional elective subjects to be awarded the Master’s qualification. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024
Program typePostgraduate Diploma
Study areaArchitecture and Built Environment
Program codeSD-93021
CRICOS codeThis program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa.
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying comprises of 8 subjects, as follows:

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee. Fees each semester may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2023: $43,670

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic entry requirements

  1. Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline (including but not limited to building surveying, construction/building, quantity surveying, architecture, civil/structural engineering); OR
  2. Completion of a Bond University Graduate Certificate of Building Surveying; OR
  3. A combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the qualifications listed in the AIBS Scheme for Assistant Building Surveyor plus two years building surveying experience or six years’ experience in general building.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying will be able to practise as accredited building surveyors and certifiers and will meet the requirements under the AIBS Framework for the accreditation of Building Surveyor. The Building Professionals Board of NSW (BPB) will recognise graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying as meeting the requirements of Levels A1, A2, A3 and A4 subject to ministerial approval.

Bond’s building surveying programs have been accredited by both the AIBS and RICS thereby satisfying the educational requirements for accreditation at the level of Certifier Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Queensland. Upon gaining accreditation with the AIBS or RICS, graduates may be eligible for a licence as a building certifier with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. When licensed, graduates may practise In Queensland as building certifiers for local government or as private certifiers.

Professional recognition

The Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying is recognised by:

  • The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)
  • The Building Professionals Board of NSW (BPB)
  • The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBC)


I was introduced to the building surveying field by one of my acquaintances. I did the research and it appealed to me. This field is very much in-line with my undergraduate degree and previous experience as a structural engineer. Furthermore, it was a niche market and employment opportunities were a lot more promising than engineering. Bond’s program was very suitable for my needs as an employed professional. It offered part-time studies that would not affect my employment, nor put a strain on my work-life balance. It was also a chance for me to leave Sydney every now and then to breathe some fresh air. Bond gave me the tools I need to understand the certification process and the responsibilities I will be facing as a building surveyor. The graduate diploma Bond offers is perfect for employed professionals. The subjects are appropriate and relevant, and the workload is appropriate for the degree. Finally, the degree is recognised nationwide, as such, I can become an accredited certifier anywhere in the country.

Ahmad Sammani Building Surveyor

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