Qualification
Diploma

National Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code ND5351

The National Diploma in Architectural Technology is owned by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary for the role of architectural designer/draftsperson.

Programme update

The National Diploma in Architectural Technology is now being replaced by OP2416 New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

What this change means for you as a current student

As a current student of the National Diploma in Architectural Technology you can continue to re-enrol in your next course(s) up until 30 May 2018 and complete all relevant course assessments by December 2018.

Note: November 2017 Block is the final enrolment term for US10164 and US10165, as those two courses consist of two Block courses.  Please contact the Student Advisor team should you have any concerns or questions.

If you believe you cannot complete your qualification by the above time-frame, please contact us



  • Level 6  
    Credits 275 
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $8,500 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

What you will learn

When you have completed this qualification, you will:

  • have background skills and knowledge relating to all types of construction, building services, materials and environment, building law and contract administration
  • be able to create a design brief and present preliminary designs
  • be able to develop building concepts and prepare working drawings for building consent approval for both residential and commercial buildings.

Key dates

Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.

Enrolment period

You have a maximum of 32 weeks from the date your enrolment period starts to complete the courses you have chosen. All assessments need to be sent to us for marking before the end of week 27 to allow for marking and any rework needed.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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