Course details

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) - Quantity Surveying
NZQF Level 6

About the course

Take the lead in construction!

Learn to estimate the quantities required and the costs associated with construction or building projects big and small.

In this programme you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to required to work as a Quantity Surveyor.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will, in the workplace, be able to:

  • 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 a medium building and for medium and large buildings, understand the principles related to the provision of services.

  • Evaluate and select materials and finishes for building projects, taking into account environmental aspects of the design and construction techniques to be used.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Quantity Surveying strand graduates 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 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.

Courses in this programme

Year 1

Year 2

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

  • hold 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 including 12 credits in mathematics (excluding statistics) and a minimum of 12 literacy credits at NCEA level 1.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6)

About the provider

As Northland’s leading tertiary education provider we offer high quality, relevant and practical education to prepare you or your whānau for further education or your next career move. NorthTec’s programmes are designed to suit students entering study with varying levels of previous study and life experience. Start your life-changing journey towards an internationally-recognised qualification from a state-owned tertiary institution with a great academic reputation.

NorthTec has campuses and learning centres in Whangarei, Kaikohe, Kerikeri, Dargaville and Kaitaia. 

We’re transforming lives right here in Northland so whether you imagine yourself as a chef, a nurse, or dream of getting a job in a trade, check out our over 100 programmes and enrol now for a brighter future.

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