About the course
This qualification is designed to replace the New Zealand Certificate in Architectural Draughting. It is theoretical in nature, and intended to give people credited with the qualification the skills and knowledge required of a capable technician by the industry. These skills include establishing a design brief, presenting preliminary designs, developing building concepts and preparing working drawings. Skills applicable within the wider construction industry include developing health and safety plans, quality assurance plans and construction methodologies for construction projects. Candidates are required to choose 10 credits from the communication skills subfield to enhance their skills for dealing with clients. The choice enables them to select unit standards that meet their workplace requirements.<br /><br />The unit standards contained within the construction technology domain in this qualification are utilised by other areas of the construction industry including the Quantity Surveying (National Diploma in Quantity Surveying) [Ref: 0358] and Construction Management sector (National Diploma in Construction Management) [Ref: 0356]. It is hoped that the understanding of other disciplines as well as the ability to attain knowledge that is transferable within the wider construction industry will promote greater understanding between sectors and allow individuals greater career flexibility.
About the provider
The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is one of 18 government polytechnics and institutes of technology offering tertiary education throughout New Zealand. SIT programmes are accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority up to postgraduate level. SIT has a proud history of vocational education and training. For 40 years we have been providing students with quality education across a range of subject areas and at a variety of levels including postgraduate study. This variety enables you to enter your training at the level that suits you and to progress as you are ready. Many of our programmes link to higher level qualifications at SIT and other institutions in New Zealand and throughout the world. We are constantly developing these relationships to ensure that our graduates have maximum mobility.