New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying.xml New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

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National Diploma in Construction
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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

50 NCEA credits at Level 2 (specific subjects apply). If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

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Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

Gain the expertise needed to become a leader in construction with specialist skills in planning, systems, project management and communication.

Please note: this qualification replaces both the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying and the National Diploma in Construction Management. Students who have already completed papers in those programmes will be able to complete them and all of these qualifications are equally recognised by the construction industry.

The programme provides essential knowledge and skills required to enter employment in either Construction Management or Quantity Surveying on both residential and commercial building projects. Work experience components are included in year 2 of the programme for full time students. The programme is designed with flexibility in mind as many students find relevant work prior to completion of their studies. Most classes are also available in the late afternoon and evening for part time study.

The programme covers the necessary skills at all stages of building projects, from conception to completion, with an emphasis on building technology, communication, health and safety and relevant vocational skills at each stage. For quantity surveyors this means measurement, estimating and cost planning, for construction managers it is planning, methodology and site management.

Both disciplines study procurement, programming and financial administration of contracts.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 240 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • A minimum of 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 including 12 credits in mathematics (excluding statistics) and a minimum of 12 literacy credits at NCEA Level 1.

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, us for an assessment.

    Note: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

PROGRAMME CODE: NZ2420
LEVEL: 6
CREDITS: 240
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 27 January for February start; 23 June for July start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $5,600 - $6,400
International: $20,640
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: $1000

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of .

Application documents

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for quantity surveyors and construction managers are excellent. Most students find work in commercial construction, as well as housing, therefore future demand in these disciplines continues to be strong.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with the strand in Construction Management can work as a:

  • Construction Management technician.

With further training and/or experience graduates of this diploma may be able to work as a:

  • Residential or commercial construction site/project manager
  • Contracting construction manager/site/project manager
  • Property manager
  • Contracts supervisor/manager
  • Local or central government building inspector
  • Construction management tutor.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with the strand in Quantity Surveying can work as a:

  • Quantity Surveyor.

With further training and/or experience graduates of this diploma may be able to work as a:

  • Senior quantity surveyor
  • Registered quantity surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Quantity surveying consultant/contractor Procurement manager
  • Senior/Cost manager
  • Quantity surveying tutor.

Study pathways

Graduates of this qualification may wish to undertake further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the field of Construction Management or Quantity Surveying.

Recommended school subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • English rich subjects
  • Science
  • Technology
  • ICT