From 1 July 2017, please use the following CQS Application Form

Application Process

Please see below for your appropriate option to CQS designation:

Option 1:  More than 10 years as an AIQS Corporate Member

  • Complete the Certified Quantity Surveyor Application Form & Declaration Form
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit a detailed CV demonstrating extent of your experience

 

Option 2:   10 years or less as an AIQS Corporate Member as at 1 January 2017

Applicants are required to:

  • Complete the Certified Quantity Surveyor Application Form & Declaration Form
  • Demonstrate up to date knowledge of the Standard Knowledge for CQS Designation
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit a detailed CV demonstrating your practical experience

 

Option 3: Not an AIQS Corporate Member as at 1 January 2017

Applicants under Option 3 may apply for CQS designation at the time of Member grade application, or at a later date.

Applicants are required to:

  • Complete the Member Grade Application Form in conjunction with the CQS Application Form & Declaration Form
  • Demonstrate a broad range of skills across three Core Competency areas combined with practical experience
  • Demonstrate up to date knowledge of the Standard Knowledge for CQS Designation
  • Demonstrate extensive practical experience in at least 3 specialist units of competency
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit a detailed CV demonstrating your practical experience
  • Complete 10 mandatory AIQS Academy topics (refer to https://www.aiqsacademy.com/AIQS/certified-quantity-surveyor-cqs-bundle), and 5 elective AIQS Academy topics*. The mandatory topics are:
  1. Strategic Advice on the Costs of a Construction Project
  2. Development of the Project Brief
  3. Cost Management & Monitoring Procedures
  4. Preparing Cost Reports
  5. Project Cost Objectives & Parameters
  6. Prepare Cost Plan
  7. Advice on alternative contract types
  8. Construction Cost Management Document
  9. Manage Cash Flow During Construction
  10. Code of Professional Conduct
  • Successfully Complete an advanced Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) Interview;

o   An advanced APC is required for those applying for CQS at the time of Corporate Membership application

o   If an application for CQS is submitted after the initial Corporate Member APC interview has been completed, a further interview will be required.


Please refer to the AIQS Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors, Cost Economists and Cost Engineers for a details of the Quantity Surveying competencies and specialist units

 

*Note: Applicants who have completed the AIQS Academy Certificate (Pathway 2) for membership are exempt from this requirement.

 

Application Fee

The application fee is non-refundable and must accompany your Application Form for Certified Quantity Surveyor designation.  The application fee is payable in Australian dollars and by credit card.

AIQS Corporate Members prior to 1 January 2017

  • Australian applicants AU$33.00 (GST inclusive). 
  • Overseas applicants AU$30.00 (GST exempt). 

 

Not a Corporate Member prior to 1 January 2017

  • Australian & overseas applicants: fee is included in your membership application fee unless the CQS application is submitted separate to your membership/elevation application. In the case where a separate CQS application is received, the following application fee is payable:

o  Australian Applicants AU$165.00 (GST inclusive)

o  Overseas Applicants AU$150.00 (GST exempt)

*if applying for Corporate Membership at the same time as CQS designation, only the Membership Grade application fee applies.

 

Application Submission

Please send the completed form with payment and all other required documents to:

 

BY MAIL:

Membership Services Officer

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Suite 303, Level 3, 70 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

 

OR

 

BY EMAIL:

membership@aiqs.com.au