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Building surveyors play a pivotal role in the construction field . Our building surveying course provides a diverse range of experiences in building theory, regulatory laws and practice, and will equip you with the competencies required for building surveying and inspection. We work closely with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) to ensure you get the type of training that industry expects.
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The Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying will give you the necessary skills to become a building surveyor or certifier with a successful career in the vital area of building compliance in Australia.

Throughout the two-year course, you will develop an in-depth technical knowledge as well as the regulatory requirements in building surveying and be able to operate independently as a para-professional within this field.

Building surveyors or certifiers check and enforce the compliance regulatory requirements and standards on buildings throughout their life.

Their roles include providing consultative advice to clients regarding compliance issues, processing planning and building applications and conducting building inspections and audits.

All staff teaching this advanced diploma have extensive, relevant industry/professional experience and vocational education teaching experience.

The facilities used by students include dedicated computer labs and access to software that is used by industry. Students may have access to a placement with an industry practitioner for up to a year during their study at Holmesglen.


The Bachelor of Building Surveying is a four-year (equivalent) professional course designed to meet the needs of the building surveying industry.

The first three-years (equivalent) of the course focus on the provision of a foundation of knowledge and skills that prepares you for a wide range of possible graduate vocational occupations in the building industry, taking into account the high level of mobility, especially at mid-career stage, of professional and para-professional practitioners.

The program incorporates a syllabus and subject structure designed to demonstrate the interrelationships involved in the building process that you would expect to encounter in the building construction workplace.

You will develop an in-depth technical knowledge in building surveying and will be able to operate independently as a professional within this field. Its strong vocational and building discipline focus will assist you in meeting the academic requirements for membership of relevant professional bodies in the building sector.

All academic staff in the Bachelor of Building Surveying have extensive, relevant industry/professional experience and higher education teaching experience. The facilities used by students include dedicated computer labs.

The course is accredited and/or recognized by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).


Building Surveying Open Days

Want to make sure buildings that go up, stay up? Building surveyors are often involved in projects from the early planning stages through to completion, and work closely with other allied professionals such as architects, builders, engineers and planners. Together, they ensure these buildings adhere to regulations. Visit us on Open Day for a formal a presentation at 6.30pm highlighting pathway options and career outcomes in the Building Surveying industry. Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to speak to industry experienced teachers who will give you the information and advise you about each entry stream. Registrations are essential for sessions to go ahead.

- , Thu, 09 May - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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