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Building Inspector

Building Inspector
ANZSCO Code: 312113 / Group C

Building Inspectors inspect buildings to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and advise on building requirements.

Occupation description

Building Inspectors inspect buildings to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and advise on building requirements.

Occupations considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Building Certifier
  • Building Surveyor


  • Electrical Installation Inspector

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Building Associate
  • Maintenance Planner

These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.

Building Inspector is a VETASSESS Group C occupation

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher.

Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years. 


Group C

* Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include those comparable to the following levels:

  • AQF Diploma
  • AQF Advanced Diploma
  • AQF Associate Degree or
  • AQF Graduate Diploma

** Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week)


minimum years of employment highly relevant to the nominated occupation, completed at an appropriate skill level in the five years before the date of application for a Skills Assessment.


minimum 4 years of relevant employment required – Three years of relevant employment (can be outside the last 5-year period) in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment within the last five years before applying.

A positive assessment of both qualification level and employment duration is required for a positive Skills Assessment outcome.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

AQF Diploma or higher qualification*

Building Surveying is the study of assessing the condition of buildings to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and regulations and that proper techniques and materials have been used. Subjects in this field include Building Construction and Technology, as well as studies relevant to a specialisation in Building Surveying.

* This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.

Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Building Surveying


Highly relevant tasks include:

  • Inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards;
  • Interpreting building plans, building regulations and codes of practice;
  • Inspecting building works in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and regulations, and that proper techniques and materials are used;
  • Maintaining records of building progress and departures from design drawings or specifications;
  • Assessing building plans submitted for approval;
  • Inspecting existing buildings to assess the condition;
  • Giving advice on building matters.

Employment information

Building Inspectors inspect building works and materials to ensure compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. They may review projects during the documentation phase and/or inspect projects during the construction phase to determine if the project adheres to building codes and regulations. These standards may be related to structural, fire safety and environmentally sustainable design. Building Inspectors may also provide consultation advice on building codes and regulations, and issue formal permits such as building permits or occupancy permits which signify major milestones in the building process.

Roles with a primary focus on construction site management or producing architectural or civil engineering drawings would not be considered relevant to the occupation of Building Inspector.

Supporting material for assessment

Applicants nominating this occupation are required to provide evidence in line with VETASSESS documentation requirements. 

Applicants may also provide details of any relevant training or professional development courses undertaken, and licences/registrations held that relate to performing the role, if applicable. These may be detailed in the Curriculum Vitae/Resume provided.

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