Click HERE to read about CQS and the associated benefits.

Please use the following CQS Application Form

Application Process

Please see below for your appropriate option to CQS designation:

Option 1:  More than 3 years as an AIQS Corporate Member


  • Be a Corporate Member (Fellow, Associate or Member grade) of the Institute in Good Standing for more than 3 years.
  • Not have had a breach of the AIQS Code of Conduct upheld within the last 5 years.


  • Complete the Certified Quantity Surveyor Application Form.
  • Submit a detailed CV (click here to download an example CV) demonstrating extent of professional experience (include description of specific role/s within project/s worked on).
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Complete the Competencies table.
  • Complete and sign the declaration confirming compliance with the Institute’s Constitution, Bylaws, Rules for maintaining the Certified Quantity Surveyor designation, and Code of Conduct.
  • Be currently engaged in the practice of Quantity Surveying.

Option 2: Not an AIQS Corporate Member but with at least 5 years prior demonstrated Quantity Surveying experience.

Applicants under Option 2 may apply for CQS designation concurrently with their Member grade application.

As per Option 1 requirements, plus:

  • Complete the Member grade + CQS Application Form.
  • Provide written responses demonstrating a broad range of skills across three Core Competency areas combined with practical experience.
  • Provide written responses demonstrating your extensive practical experience in at least 3 specialist units of competency.
  • Provide written responses demonstrating your understanding of the Standard Knowledge Requirements for CQS Designation.
  • Successfully complete an Advanced Assessment of Professional Competence (Advanced APC) Interview.

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

  • AU$33.00 (GST inclusive). 

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:



Membership Services Officer

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

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