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Quantity Surveyor

Manage costs and contracts to deliver construction projects.

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What can I earn as a Quantity Surveyor?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Quantity Surveyor is between $100k and $120k
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How to become a Quantity Surveyor


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To work as a Quantity Surveyor in Australia, you are generally required to have graduate qualifications in quantity surveying or construction management.

  1. Complete a tertiary qualification such as the Bachelor of Construction Management or Bachelor of Construction Project Management. A number of courses are accredited by the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
  2. Explore cadetship opportunities. Some organisations offer cadetships for students completing relevant industry degrees
  3. It’s important to check whether there are any licensing requirements to work as Quantity Surveyor in your state. For example, in Victoria, Quantity Surveyors are required to be registered with the Victorian Building Authority

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Bachelor of Construction Management

This qualification will prepare you to work in roles such as Construction Manager and oversee the construction of buildings.
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Bachelor of Construction Project Management

This qualification will provide you with the project management skills and knowledge to work across the building industry.
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How do Quantity Surveyors rate their role?

Latest reviews from 25 Quantity Surveyors surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.9
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
4.1
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
4.1

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Oct 2018
Quantity Surveying is interesting if you could work well with people, stress and details.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Construction Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Estimating
The good things
QS is a demanding job unleess you’re detail oriented The good things Quantity surveyors are responsible for managing all aspects of the contractual and financial side of construction projects to ensu...
The challenges
The tendering period and the response time to most of the queries in post contract stage are usually short. The ability to stay calm and balanced in stressful situations will help to meet the target d...
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Oct 2018
Quantity Surveying can is tough, but the rewards can be worth it for the right person.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Construction
The good things
Diverse, challenging, vaired and the potential to travel the world
The challenges
Complex, pressurised, time driven and heavy workloads.
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What are the job opportunities for Quantity Surveyors?

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National increase over next 5 years *
13.2%
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