NZ Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)
NZ Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)
Fees:
No Fees under TTAF*
Duration:
2 years
Who can apply:
18 years & above , NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
Auckland CBD
Next Intake:
18 October 2021
Highlights of the programme

Learners can join the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) as free student members and apply for full membership after graduation and gaining enough experience in the industry. The NZIQS belongs to the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors and has reciprocal agreements with some other institutes, making it easier to work overseas. The Construction Management strand supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme. This provides eligibility for a streamlined application towards Site License Classes 1, 2 and 3 in keeping with information on the MBIE website.

Course Fees

This is a FREE programme due to TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund) by the government in response to Covid-19 recovery. It would usually be $6,898 incl. GST. For more information, please click here.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.

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Interested in a career in quantity surveying?

Gain the technical skills and know-how in this hands-on learning programme at our Auckland International Campus on Queen St. This project-based programme is run in eight blocks of study over two years. Each block lasts eight weeks. You need to dedicate about 40 hours per week to the programme. 

Gain a Level 6 qualification in 2 years:

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)

  • Quantity Surveying students can join the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) as a free student member. Then, after graduating and gaining sufficient industry experience, you can apply for full membership. The NZIQS belongs to the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS), along with a number of other countries, and has reciprocal agreements with some other Institutes, making it easier to work overseas.
  • The Construction Management strand supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme, providing eligibility for a streamlined application process towards Site License Classes 1, 2 and 3 in accordance with information on the MBIE website: http://www.business.govt.nz/lbp.
  • In addition, it is possible to study the other strand either after completing the first strand or at the same time if the timetabling permits.

This strand totals 240 credits. 

YEAR ONE  
COURSE NAME CREDITS
Construction Technology: Small buildings Either 1 x 30 or 2 x 15 credit course
Construction Technology: Medium and Large Either 1 x 30 or 2 x 15 credit course
Measurement 15
Introduction to Legislative and Social Environment 15
Estimating 15
Introduction to Dispute Resolution  15
   
YEAR TWO  
COURSE NAME CREDITS 
Programming 15
Procurement and Tendering 15
Contact Administration 15
Advanced Measurement 15
Cost Planning 15
Value Management 15
Construction Project  30
   
Total 240 

 

  • A minimum of 50 NCEA credits at Level 2, including: 
    • 12 credits in Maths, and
    • a minimum of 12 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 1,
  • OR be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • If English is not your first language, you must also be able to demonstrate English Language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (Academic) of 6.0, with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent, from one test within the preceding two years.  

Bachelor of Construction degree.

This programme is aimed at anyone planning to launch a career in building and construction industry. Your job opportunities include working as:

  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Contract manager
  • Construction site manager
  • Project manager
  • Consultant
  • Subcontractor
  • Developer
  • Employee in insurance or education sector
  • Self employed 

The indicative course fees for this programme for 2020 are $6,770 incl. GST for full-time first year of study (32 Weeks). Indicative Fees for the full qualification over two years are $13,540 incl. GST. However, due to TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund) by the government in response to Covid-19 recovery, this programme will be free. For more information, please click here.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

  • Textbooks cost approximately $500.00.
  • A laptop is recommended.

Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.

There is no requirement for learners to complete an internship or similar component. However, if the circumstances are appropriate and conducive to an individual learner’s needs, there is a possibility to meet programme requirements through workplace learning. We will continue to have managed student projects off campus to enable all learners to approach the ‘commercial competence’ that is written into this qualification. Year 2 learners that are not in workplace learning arrangements will have additional ‘leading hand’ level responsibilities and tasking within these outside projects.