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


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Entry requirements

To gain admission into this programme you need to have a minimum of 50 credits at Level 2, including:

  • 12 credits in mathematics, and
  • a minimum of 12 literacy credits at NCEA Level 1.

Or you must be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

If you don’t meet these requirements get in touch to discuss your options. Or check our range of study options at certificate Levels 1-4 that may help lead to this qualification.


Construction access

You need to have access to a New Zealand built construction for the following courses:

Course materials

You will need paper and drawing equipment for both manual and computer-aided drawing (CAD) for all drawing courses.

You also need to have Microsoft Project software for:

Set texts

You may need to buy some set texts. The cost of set texts is not included in your course fees. Texts can be bought online via a link on the relevant course page on our website.

You can also find links to other technical details online through the Open Polytechnic library, BRANZ and Standards New Zealand websites.

Computer and online access

All of the courses in this programme are online. This means, you will access the course content and submit assignments online.

For online learning you need a computer, laptop or device, and reliable internet access.


International students

This programme is not available to international students.


Domestic students living overseas

You can study this programme if you’re a New Zealand citizen living overseas. Check the ‘Studying from overseas’ section of our ‘International students’ page for more information:


English language requirements

English is the language of study at Open Polytechnic. You must be able to read and write well in English so you can understand course materials and submit written assessments.

If English is not your first language you must meet our requirements.