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If you enjoy technical drawing, problem solving and using your creativity, a career as an architectural technician may be right for you. This qualification will enable you to work under the supervision of an experienced architectural technician, designer or architect on a variety of construction projects. As an architectural technician you’ll interpret legislation such as the building and resource management acts, and apply it to construction drawings. You will also understand the stages of a construction project, and the documentation required for each.
New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (230 KB PDF)
Approximately 10 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.
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.
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.
This qualification has replaced the National Diploma in Architectural Technology. If you began studying the National Diploma in Architectural Technology with us before 1 February 2015, you can continue to re-enrol in your next course(s) here.
When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:
This qualification will prepare you for a career as an architectural technician/draughtsperson within construction companies, architectural practices, architectural design companies, or city councils.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
All courses are internally assessed with no examination. All assessments need to be submitted on or before the due date online.