Qualification
Diploma

National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 6) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code ND5353

The National Diploma in Quantity Surveying is owned by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) and will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary for the role of a consultant or contractor quantity surveyor.

Programme update

The National Diploma in Quantity Surveying is now being replaced by OP2420 New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying.

What this change means for you as a current student

As a current student of the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying you can continue to re-enrol in your next course(s) up until 1 June 2018 and complete all relevant course assessments by December 2018.

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



  • Level 6  
    Credits 235 
  • Workload

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

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $8,100 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2017 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 analyse drawings and specifications to provide a breakdown of labour and material quantities in a building
  • have administration skills to provide financial input and control over building contracts
  • be able to provide estimates, price trades, prepare tenders and progress payments and final accounts.

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

For each course of study you will receive a study pack containing all your course material.

This may include materials such as published bulletins, NZ Standards, videos and DVDs. The course material is interactive and allows you to work through the resources and do the exercises in your own time.

Information about assessment

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