Quantity Surveyor – ANZSCO 233213
- Quantity Surveyors estimate and monitor construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond.
- Skill Level
- Alternative Titles
- Building Economist
- Construction Economist
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Quantity Surveyor is the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- The AIQS have four pathways for skills assessment dependent on the applicant’s qualifications and employment experience
|Pathway One||· Applicants must hold an AIQS accredited Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree from an Australian University|
|Pathway Two||· Applicants must hold an Australia Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree in Quantity Surveying/Construction Management and Economics or a similar discipline from an Australian University
· Applicants must have at least 2 years of full-time employment experience in quantity surveying since graduating
|Pathway Three||· Overseas applicant must have a Bachelor’s or Postgraduate Degree in Quantity Surveying/Construction Management and Economics or a similar discipline
· A degree that is comparable will be assessed in line with the Australian Government Education Profile
· Applicants must have at least two years of full-time employment in Quantity Surveying since graduating
|Pathway Four||· Applicants must be an AIQS Corporate (Voting) member or a Corporate (Voting) member of a recognized association
· Applicants must have at least one-year full-time employment in Quantity Surveying since achieving Corporate (Voting) membership
- English Language Requirements
- All English tests are accepted by AIQS
- The applicant must demonstrate a competent English level
- g. IETLS – minimum score of 6.0 across all components
- Applicants who hold a passport in the following countries are exempt from the Enlighs Language Test:
- New Zealand
- The Republic of Ireland
- The United Kingdom
- The United States of America
Potential Visa Pathways for Quantity Surveyor
|ANZSCO||Occupation||Skills Assessment||189||190||485||491 (State)||491 (Family)||186 (Direct)||407 (Training)||494 (regional Sponsored)||482 (TSS Medium
Group: 2332 Civil Engineering Professionals
- Design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.
- Determining construction methods, materials and quality standards, and drafting and interpreting specifications, drawings, plans, construction methods and procedures
- Organising and directing site labour and the delivery of construction materials, plant and equipment, and establishing detailed programs for the coordination of site activities
- Obtaining soil and rock samples at different depths across sites and testing samples to determine strength, compressibility and other factors that affect the behaviour of soil and rock when a structure is imposed and determining the safe loading for the soil
- Studying architectural and engineering drawings and specifications to estimate total costs, and preparing detailed cost plans and estimates as tools to assist in budgetary control
- Monitoring changes to designs, assessing effects on cost, and measuring, valuing and negotiating variations to designs
- Analysing structural systems for both static and dynamic loads
- Designing structures to ensure they do not collapse, bend, twist or vibrate in undesirable ways
- Assessing present and future travel flow patterns taking into account population increase and needs change
- Designing the physical aspects of transportation systems such as highways, railroads, urban transit, air transportation, logistical supply systems and their terminals
- Skill Level
- Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.
- Occupations in this Group
- 232212 Surveyor
- 232213 Cartographer
- 232214 Other Spatial Scientist
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
This 189 visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia permanently. It is a points-tested visa. The minimum score to apply is 65 points. However, based on previous invitation rounds, you would need to achieve a higher score to have a better chance of obtaining an invitation.
In short, to be eligible for visa 189, you need to meet the following criteria:
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
|New South Wales||
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)|
The 485 visa is a work visa available to international students who have completed two years of study in Australia. It is an 18-month visa that has full work rights and full study rights. It also allows you to travel freely to and from Australia throughout the validity of the visa.
To be eligible for visa 485, you need to meet the following criteria:
If you have an employer who is willing to sponsor you, you may be eligible for a Subclass 186 visa. This visa is permanent and will allow you to live, work and study in Australia indefinitely. To be eligible for this visa, you need to have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and a positive skills assessment. Alternatively, if you are a holder of a Subclass 457 or TSS visa, you can apply for Subclass 186 after working for your employer for at least 3 years under the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. This visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 4 years. You may apply for as many 482 visas as you want, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you.
Study Pathway to Quantity Surveyor
To become a Quantity Surveyor, you usually need a bachelor degree in building surveying, construction management or another related field. In some states, training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Bachelor in Surveying and Spatial Science
- Duration: 4 years
- Total Course Cost Approx: $141,120 AUD
- Specific academic entry requirements apply to the qualifications obtained in your home country
- English proficiency requirement – IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
- It is recommended that you have previous studies in Physics
- Graduate Certificate in Geo-Spatial Health
- Master of Spatial Science Technology
- Bachelor of Civil Engineering