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Foundation in Quantity Surveying

Prepare for a dynamic career in an ever-changing industry as a Quantity Surveyor with our 6-month Foundation level programme.

6-month Foundation programme

Course Duration:
6 months
Tue 4 Sep 2018 - Sat 2 Mar 2019
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
150 hours formal CPD

Available in Australia and New Zealand

$1400 + GST

Booking information

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  • Click 'book now' to pay in NZD

Course summary

‘How much will it cost?’ is often the key question on any building project, and it’s so important to build up vital core knowledge that you can apply to your work. With an increased focus on effective cost management, as well as the environment and sustainability in construction projects, there is high demand for Quantity Surveyors to provide a cost management service to the construction industry.

Taught by an industry expert, this six-month course comprehensively covers the role of a Quantity Surveyor. This includes the fundamentals of cost  management, procurement routes, forms of contract, cost planning, change control, and project final control and reporting. All content is designed and maintained to furnish you with the crucial skills to work autonomously or as part of a team on project tasks.

With free access to our industry-leading online library – isurv – included in the course, you will be able to access a wealth of information to support your learning.

By taking this course, you will learn about quantity surveying from the ground up, so you can work autonomously or part of a project team on a variety on construction project tasks.

Course modules

Unit 0: Course Introduction

Unit 1: Construction Technology and Environmental Services

Unit 2: Design Economics and Cost Planning

Unit 3: Quantification and Costing of Construction Works

Unit 4: Procurement and Tendering

Unit 5: Contract Practice

Unit 6: Project Financial Control and Reporting

Unit 7: Exam

Learning outcomes

• Apply the practices and procedures of international quantity surveying
• Demonstrate forms of construction for various property types
• Evaluate the factors which affect the cost of a building
• Undertake the quantification and costing of construction works
• Differentiate between the types of procurement strategies
• Apply cost planning methods to control the financial aspect of a project
• Evaluate the sources of cost data relating to a construction
• Identify the contractual requirements and procedures relevant construction finances
• Report and forecast costs during the construction phase
• Manage various aspects of a project, including change procedures and accounts
• Identify general contractual provisions for a construction project
• Apply the implication of Building Information Modelling to QS projects.

Who is this course for?

  • Construction professionals who want to learn about the key underpinning principles of quantity surveying
  • Professionals thinking of moving into the quantity surveying profession
  • Other professionals in the built environment who are looking to learn the fundamentals of quantity surveying.


Prices in AUD and NZD.

Follow the appropriate link under 'Booking information' to pay in your preferred currency.

  • RICS professional
    AUD and NZD $1400 + GST
  • Non-RICS professional $1600 + GST
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$1400 + GST