Potential Career Outcomes
A Quantity Surveyor estimates and monitors construction costs from the start of the project all the way through to the end of the project. Some common tasks include determining construction materials, organising and directing site labour, monitoring changes to designs and assessing effects on costs and studying architectural design to estimate total costs.
Quantity Surveyor is also a medium-long term listed occupation which means that there may be more PR options available to you. In Australia, there are many courses you can take to start your career in this field. In these courses, you will be exposed to topics such as:
- Construction Finance
- Building Economics
- Building Safety
- Building Materials
- Project Management
- Cost Planning
- Building Measurement and Estimating
- Individuals in this field can earn on average $1,962 per week.
- The number of people working in this field is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years.
- Most people in the field work in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Construction; and Public Administration and Safety industry.
- Most people also work full-time (90%) which is higher than the national average.
Common Course Requirements
- Completion of secondary education
- Meet English proficiency (Usually at least IELTS 6.5 overall)
- Bachelor of Building and Construction Management / Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) / Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics
Duration: 3 – 4 years
Intake: February, July
Cost: From $29,500 per year
Locations: Most cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide