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Quantity Surveying in Practice

Develop your skills in the key techniques of tendering, estimating and pricing, and of construction contracts and their financial provisions.

150 hours of formal CPD

Course Duration:
6 months
Session Duration:
3 hours
Tue 18 Sep 2018 - Mon 18 Mar 2019
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
150 hours formal CPD

Available in Australia and New Zealand

$1700 + GST

Booking information

  • Click 'book now' to book in AUD

  • Click 'book now' to book in NZD

Course overview

Professional quantity surveyors help shape the world we live in by providing expert advice on costs of construction projects around the globe. Whether a small residential property or iconic new stadium, the practical application of key techniques can ensure the smooth running of any project and provide value for money.

Demonstrate your ability to put knowledge into practice and progress your career with our course on applying core techniques to construction projects. You will receive dedicated instruction on how to analyse complex construction technology, lead on partnerships and collaboration, conduct lifecycle costing and planning, manage cash flows, evaluate contract forms, and administer contractual procedures and issues.

By the end of the course, you will be confident in your ability to meet the requirements of being a practicing QS and to demonstrate these skills on a variety of projects. Moreover, each module is one of the core competencies of the quantity surveying and construction pathway, so completing this course will strengthen and enhance your ability to become an RICS professional.

Course modules

Module 1: Introduction to the quantity surveying course

Module 2: Construction technology and environmental services for domestic and more complex buildings

Module 3: Procurement and tendering

Module 4: Design economics and cost planning

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

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Who is this course for?

  • Quantity Surveying BSc/MSc graduates and Assistant/Graduate Quantity Surveyors
  • APC and Assoc. candidates
  • Building technicians, Quantity Surveyors, Property Valuers and Civil Engineers with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience.


Available in AUD and NZD.

Click on 'Booking information' above to pay in your preferred currency.

  • RICS professional
    AUD and NZD $1700 + GST
  • Non-RICS professional
    AUD and NZD $2000 + GST
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$1700 + GST