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Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format with a mixture of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes. All students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional, personalised learning experience regardless of their location. For students who are able to attend campus, we are working toward the resumption of face-to-face classes especially for small group instruction such as 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

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.

Postgraduate scholarships

In 2020 we are offering a number of partial tuition fee 30th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships to high achieving domestic students applying to commence postgraduate studies at Bond University in either the May or September semester.

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About the program

The Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying at Bond University offers the student the chance to increase their knowledge in the field of Building Surveying while studying with world-class academics and experienced practitioners. The Building Surveying 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 Certificate in Building Surveying at Bond University offers the student the chance to increase their knowledge in the field of Building Surveying while studying with world-class academics and experienced practitioners. The Building Surveying 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 profession. The program comprises four specialist subjects which provide the core knowledge for buildings surveyors. This qualification allows students to articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying and the Master of Building Surveying degree. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Multi-modal delivery with a combination of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes.
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaArchitecture and Built Environment
Program codeSD-93020
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 Certificate in Building Surveying program comprises 4 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 cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

  • 2020 fees: $20,280
  • 2021 fees: $21,000

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 if you went to another university.

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.

Academic entry requirements and work experience 

  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. Combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the qualifications listed in the AIBS Scheme for Assistant Building Surveyor or Building Surveyor Limited, plus six months building surveying experience or three years’ experience in general building; OR
  3. A combination of qualifications and work experience deemed to be equivalent to the above, as determined by the Faculty.

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 Certificate in Building Surveying program will meet the requirements under the AIBS Framework for the accreditation of Building Surveyor Limited. The Building Professionals Board of NSW (BPB) will recognise graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying as meeting the requirements of Levels A2, A3 and A4.

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 Building Certifier Level 2 or 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 Certificate 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 (QBCC)

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