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New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying


Qualification code OP2420

The New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying was developed by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO). The qualification provides the skills and knowledge necessary for the role of a construction manager, or consultant or contractor quantity surveyor.

 

For more information on the Construction Management strand download the brochure PDF

For more information on the Quantity Surveying strand download the brochure PDF.

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  • Level 6  
    Credits 240 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $9,600 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.

Programme update

This qualification has replaced the National Diploma in Construction Management and the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

If you began studying these qualifications before 1 February 2015, you can continue to re-enrol in your next course(s) in National Diploma in Construction Management here, or National Diploma in Quantity Surveying here.

Future skills

Once you have completed this programme, you will:

  • understand and apply knowledge of the roles, standard documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry, and communicate in a construction related context
  • operate within the statutory and regulatory environment as it applies to the construction and design of buildings
  • manage construction and resource allocation, programming and construction activities, for medium and large buildings, understand the principles related to the provision of services
  • apply a broad knowledge of the structure and structural principles for building work including foundations, substructure, the envelope and the interior, and passive fire protection systems for medium and large buildings
  • understand the principles related to the provision of services
  • select materials and finishes for building projects, taking into account environmental aspects of the design and construction techniques to be used
  • analyse, select and administer construction contracts including the preparation of a tender submission from trade sections and other financial components, and value building works up to and including final account statements
  • work in a team and identify organisational principles in a construction and consulting environment.

If you take the Construction Management strand, you will also:

  • develop construction plans and methodologies, for medium buildings
  • create technical sketches to communicate information relevant to the construction project
  • assist with general construction management tasks.

If you take the Quantity Surveying strand, you will also:

  • analyse and present feasibility information and preliminary estimates to clients
  • assemble quantity surveying documentation relevant to specialist and specific trade sections, and measure a schedule of quantities for a small building of an individual trade section, including services
  • collate all priced components into a tender submission for medium and large buildings using tender process knowledge.

Employment pathways

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with the strand in Construction Management will be able to 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 (Level 6) with the strand in Quantity Surveying will be able to 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.

Academic 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.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

All courses are internally assessed with no examination. All assessments need to be submitted on or before the due date online.

Information about assessment

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