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Quantity Surveying in Practice (Australia)

The need for chartered quantity surveyors is significant. By 2020 a prediction of 18 billion GBP will be spent on construction projects across key developing markets, therefore having the skills to meet this global demand is essential.
Fri 15 Jun 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
150 hours formal CPD
AUD $1799 + GST


A quantity surveyor is concerned with the costs and financial management of the building life-cycle. In this course, we will cover both pre and post contract processes, the commercial management of construction and concepts on various procurement options, the production of tender documents, the contractor's tendering procedure and strategy and the detailed process undertaken by the contractor to price tender documents.

Explore construction technology, contract procedures and construction economics, looking at commercial and domestic measurement, as well as project estimating and management to an advanced level.

Knowledge delegates will gain:

  • Evaluate alternative elemental options and sustainability
  • Describe construction technology and environmental services for domestic buildings and more complex buildings
  • Compare procurement and tendering procedures, produce tender documentation and undertake partnering and collaborative systems
  • Assess design factors that influence the elemental costs of buildings
  • Implement pre and post cost planning, control of the building process, and whole life cycle costing (with building information modelling)
  • Undertake the measurement of building works and tender documentation and evaluation of construction costs
  • Compare current alternative forms of quantification
  • Compare standard forms of contract and contractual procedures for payments, final agreements and administrative issues
  • Implement cash flow procedures, financial control of construction costs and create financial statements

Course benefits

The aim of the course is to provide technical training around the key principles of tendering, estimating and pricing and provide you with knowledge of construction contracts and their financial provisions.

Who is this course for?

  • Quantity surveying BSc/MSc graduates and assistant/graduate quantity surveyors looking to put theory into practice and gain a day to day understanding of the profession
  • APC and Assoc. candidates looking to consolidate their practical skills and knowledge required to be a competent qualified quantity surveying professional
  • Building technicians, surveyors, property valuers and engineers with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience.


Course content

This course is made of up of 8 modules delivered across a 6 month period. The technical units covered within this course are listed below:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Quantity Surveying in Practice course
  • Module 2: Construction technology and environmental services for domestic and more complex buildings
  • Module 3: Procurement and tendering
  • Module 4: Design economics, cost planning and commercial management of construction
  • Module 5: Quantification and costing of construction works
  • Module 6: Construction law and standard forms of contract
  • Module 7: Project financial control and reporting
  • Module 8: Course revision and consolidation



  • RICS professionals AUD $1799 + GST
  • Non-RICS professionals AUD $1999 + GST
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