Project: Building Surveying

Stage 1
Project commencement
and planning
Stage 2
Consultation on
Draft 1
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
AISC approval of
Case for Endorsement
Stage 6
Stage 4

Summary of development

The validation round of consultation for this project is now closed. Through this process industry expressed concerns about the updated qualification progressing with decreased dimensions; 

  • building size delineation – it is 2000m2 and was proposed to be 500 m2
  • building storey limitation – it is three storeys and was proposed to be two storeys

It was felt that these changes could eventuate in a qualification without an occupational outcome as the regulations have yet to be changed.

The Technical Advisory Group considered this feedback and recommended to the Construction Industry Reference Council that the updated qualification be submitted with the current building size and building storey limitations, that is 2000m2 and three storeys. 

Should the regulations for this occupation be changed, the IRC will consider updating the dimensions covered in the qualification.

Industry experts were consulted to review the units of competency to ensure compliance with the National Construction Code 2019 and to reflect other key industry developments.

Proposed key changes

Proposed key changes are outlined below:

Component(s) Proposed change(s)
CPC60120 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying Modifications were made to the packaging rules of the CPC60115 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying to ensure the update meets industry needs. Four Certificate IV units on building and construction have been included in the core. The qualification also includes imported units relating to bushfire attack levels, access and energy efficiency. The proposed qualification is non-equivalent.
CPC80215 Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying The CPC80215 Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying is being proposed for deletion due to low enrolments and lack of industry demand. This deletion has been directed by the Australian Industry and Skills and Committee (AISC).
Units of competency/Assessment requirements

The units of competency and assessment requirements have been updated to ensure alignment with the NCC and industry expectations. 

A key change is:

  • An update to the Assessor requirements:
    • be licensed as a Building Surveyor Level 1 (or equivalent) or Level 2 (or equivalent) in their state or territory, or
    • demonstrate current membership of a relevant industry association and have current registration on the National Building Professionals Register in the Building Industry Control category (level 1), or
    • be accredited under the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) National Accreditation Scheme at Building Surveyor level or be accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors as a building certifier.
Skill set The CPCSS00004 Provide building surveying services for residential buildings up to three storeys has been updated to reflect the recent changes to the units of competency and assessment requirements.

Thank you to those who participated in the recent validation survey.

Please note: the qualification includes four draft units from the Certificate IV in Building and Construction as core. These units are expected to be endorsed before this qualification is finalised. To view the units see the project downloads below.

The project is expected to be considered for implementation by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) at their meeting on 13 October 2020.

Project downloads
Case for Endorsement - Building Surveying
CPC Companion Volume Release 8.0
CPC60120 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
CPCSS00005 Provide building surveying services for residential buildings up to two storeys
Skill set - CPCSS00004 Provide building surveying services for residential buildings up to two storeys
Summary of Changes - Building Surveying Validation
Units of Competency - Building and Construction
Units of Competency - Building Surveying
Project Contact
Contact: Charles Donnelly

Project last updated: July 2020
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