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Quantity Surveyors estimate and monitor construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond.


  • studies architectural and engineering drawings and specifications to estimate total costs, and prepare detailed cost plans and estimates as tools to assist in budgetary control
  • monitors changes to designs, assesses effects on cost, and measures, values and negotiates variations to designs.


  • requires driving
  • stressful.

To become a Quantity Surveyor

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in building surveying, construction management or another related field to work as a Quantity Surveyor. In some states, training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

    Take a Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Planning

  • Communication Skills

  • Contract Administration

  • Construction Management

  • Cost Control

  • Contract Management

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