Review of Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

23 March 2020

Last year, the Australian Industry Skills Committee initiated a review of building surveying qualifications. The overall aim was to ensure the qualifications adequately address the requirements of the National Construction Code 2019 and keep pace with industry developments.

AIBS was represented on the building surveying expert panel formed to provide technical advice to the review. The review examined in detail the Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying and examined all subjects to ensure that the course responds to our industry and importantly the NCC/BCA and referenced Australian Standards.

Following a six-month review, the panel put forward a series of recommendations which significantly increase qualification benchmarks. AIBS supports the recommendations for change because we believe they will raise the bar for newly qualifying building surveyors to a level that will meet the minimum requirements of the profession, and by doing that, we are assuring the future of the profession.  If this change isn’t made, people will be able to obtain a qualification that will not match their professional needs once they begin working in the industry which will lead to excessive risk for all concerned.

For more information on the proposed changes, including links to the full drafts please see the document below.