Building Inspector

Also known as Building Certifier, Building Surveyor.
Inspects buildings to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and advises on building requirements. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 2 years
Average pay $83,623
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,900

What does a Building Inspector do?

  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment


  • Electrical Installation Inspector

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment
Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
Diploma of Access Consulting