Building Surveyor Cadet

The Building Surveyor Cadet provides support to the members of the Development & Regulatory team while undertaking studies to achieve Accredited Professional – Building Level 2 accreditation under the Planning, Development & Infrastructure Act Accreditation Scheme. The role focuses on the development of knowledge and skills related to the development and Building Rules and consent functions in accordance with the Planning Development & Infrastructure Act, National Construction Code (NCC) of Australia, associated building standards, Council Policy, and other relevant statutory requirements

While working under the supervision of the Building Surveyor

  • In this role you will build your technical skills to differentiate all building classes
  • Communicate with private certifiers such as the Country Fire Services and other stakeholders. 
  • Assist with early-stage preliminary building advice.
  • Develop skills to prepare draft reports and recommendations as required for Development Applications, compliance inspections, Building Fire Safety Committee, and other related matters.
  • Assist with investigating complaints, including gathering and documenting evidence.
  • Learn how to identify non-compliant building work and communicate the required standards.

You will also build on your professional development and complete on-the-job training. WRC may also provide financial support and assistance including study leave.

We are looking for someone with: 

The Ability to enroll in a course eligible for Building Level 2 accreditation under the Planning, Development & Infrastructure Act Accreditation Scheme. This may require:  

  • Completion of year 12 and have an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education; or
  • A qualification (delivered in English) at Level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework that was awarded to you; Or
  • Complete an approved language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) assessment and display competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both literacy and numeracy.
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex documents such as legislation
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and drawings
  • Demonstrated ability to represent Council in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing.

An attractive remuneration package in the range of $65,903 - $71,195 is on offer based on experience, plus 10.5% superannuation. This position is full-time and entitled to a rostered day off each month.

All applications are to be created through Wattle Range Council’s recruitment portal at by 05:00 pm on Friday 2 June 2023

If you require further information, please contact Council’s Human Resources Team on (08) 87330 900 or

Vacancy Description - Building Surveyor Cadet.pdf (252 kB)
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