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

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The New Zealand Diploma in Construction, with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, will give you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a construction manager or consultant, or contractor quantity surveyor.

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    240
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    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

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    Study type Trimester
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    Cost
    $9,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

This qualification was developed by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO).

 

Employment pathways

If you graduate from the construction management strand you will be able to work as a Construction Management technician.

As your experience develops and with more training you could move into the following roles:

  • 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.

If you graduate from the quantity surveying strand, you will be able to work as a quantity surveyor.

As your experience develops and with more training you could move into the following roles:

  • Senior quantity surveyor
  • Registered quantity surveyor
  • Estimator
  • quantity surveying consultant/contractor
  • procurement manager
  • senior cost manager
  • quantity surveying tutor.

Skills you will develop

When you complete this programme, you will be able to:

  • understand and apply knowledge of the roles, standard documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry
  • 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 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 be able to:

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

If you take the quantity surveying strand, you will also be able to:

  • analyse and present feasibility information and preliminary estimates to clients
  • assemble quantity surveying documentation relevant to specialist and specific trade sections
  • 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 your tender process knowledge.

Academic pathways

Graduates of this qualification you could do further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the field of construction management or quantity surveying.

  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    240
  •  
    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $9,600 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan