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
Open Polytechnic is New Zealand's leading distance and online learning provider. Our focus is on student success for over 31,000 students each year, who use the flexibility of our distance and online learning services to gain the skills they need to progress in their jobs and careers. Our programmes are designed exclusively for distance learning. Our online courses include a range of rich content to engage you – readings, videos, interactive elements, case studies, quizzes and activities, and forums. Our lecturers are experts at teaching by distance learning. It’s what they do. They will be with you every step of the way to encourage you, and ensure you understand the course content. They will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need, so that you can succeed. If you need other support or help, we’ve got a range of people here for you. With Open Polytechnic, you’re not alone.