You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a Quantity Surveyor. Quantity Surveyors estimate and manage the cost of construction throughout a project. Their responsibilities begin at the planning stage and continue through the construction period. They interpret architectural or engineering drawings and specifications to calculate project costs.
During the building stage, they monitor expenses and check on changes in the design of the project to see whether costs will be affected. They also provide monthly cash-flow forecasts to their client ad may organise the amount and timing of payments to contractors.
Quantity Surveyors work in partnership with Architects, Engineers, Builders, contractors, suppliers and project owners.
You must register with the VBA eToolbox to access the required forms. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To obtain a certificate of registration as a Quantity Surveyor you must:
- have the specified educational qualifications in the particular class plus the specified period of practical experience, or the equivalent total in work experience
- complete the application form and support the application with details of your training, professional memberships, business operations and in some categories, samples of work
- satisfy the agency that you are of good character and fit to work as a quantity surveyor (the Agency will take into account matters such as your criminal record, and whether you have previously been insolvent)
- have appropriate insurance (required insurance for quantity surveyors is determined by the Agency)
- provide a signed authorisation allowing the Agency to conduct a National Police Certificate check
- lodge the application form and supporting copy documentation, including photographic ID, with the agency together with the prescribed fee.
You will require a degree in quantity surveying and two years practical experience.
The Agency may require you to undergo an assessment by a board member, industry expert or workplace assessor prior to your registration being approved. The assessment will cover your knowledge and skill in areas relevant to the practice of a building practitioner.
Ongoing registration is subject to satisfaction of specified requirements including industry training and standards compliance, as determined by the agency.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.
Quantity Surveyor Registration Application - Please consult the responsible agency for more information.
Victorian Building Authority
Building Act 1993 (Victoria)
Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)
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