Occupation Profile – Quantity Surveyor – (ANZSCO 233213) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleQUANTITY SURVEYOR
ANZSCO Code233213
Occupations in this Group233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
DescriptionEstimates and monitors construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
Alternative TitlesBuilding Economist
Construction Economist
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatsNone
Tasks-determining construction methods, materials and quality standards, and drafting and interpreting specifications, drawings, plans, construction methods and procedures
-organising and directing site labour and the delivery of construction materials, plant and equipment, and establishing detailed programs for the coordination of site activities
-obtaining soil and rock samples at different depths across sites and testing samples to determine strength, compressibility and other factors that affect the behaviour of soil and rock when a structure is imposed and determining the safe loading for the soil
-studying architectural and engineering drawings and specifications to estimate total costs, and preparing detailed cost plans and estimates as tools to assist in budgetary control
-monitoring changes to designs, assessing effects on cost, and measuring, valuing and negotiating variations to designs
-analysing structural systems for both static and dynamic loads
-designing structures to ensure they do not collapse, bend, twist or vibrate in undesirable ways
-assessing present and future travel flow patterns taking into account population increase and needs change
-designing the physical aspects of transportation systems such as highways, railroads, urban transit, air transportation, logistical supply systems and their terminals
Skills Assessment AuthorityAustralian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Related Occupations233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)