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Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertBldgSurv

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3790.1

AQF Level: 8

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2022 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2016, please refer to: 3712.1 - Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 3712.1 - Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying

The Graduate Certificate in Building Surveying is a one year part-time program which aims to provide students with the knowledge and basic skills to develop, assess and evaluate building solutions for residential buildings. The program enables students to understand principles of planning and development control, sustainability and other fundamental issues relating to building surveying and building surveying practice. The material covered includes building regulations and associated Australian Standards relating to the built environment for low-rise buildings. Satisfactory completion of this program establishes a pathway to advanced qualification at the Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.

Study Mode
One year part-time


Applicants must have successfully completed a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or an undergraduate degree or higher, in any discipline


two years full-time equivalent professional work experience in engineering, building, building surveying, construction management, housing, planning, bushfire protection or architecture


a qualification at Certificate 3 or above in any building or construction trade


at least 5 years relevant work experience in the construction or building industry.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Start-year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

300716Building Studies
300708Planning and Development Control

Spring session

300716Building Studies
300713Building Engineering

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring Session

200458Building in Bushfire Prone Areas
300713Building Engineering

Autumn Session

300708Planning and Development Control
300716Building Studies

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