About the course
This qualification is for people wishing to work as construction managers or quantity surveyors, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in the roles.<br /><br />This qualification provides the construction industry with qualified people who have the essential theoretical knowledge, skills and aptitude required to enter employment in construction management or quantity surveying on residential and commercial building projects through all stages to completion under the supervision of a more experienced practitioner relevant to the graduate's area of expertise.<br /><br />The qualification will provide employers and consumers with the confidence that construction and building projects are being effectively planned and organised and with sound financial management that meet with the requirements of New Zealand legislation, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian Standards.<br /><br />The strands acknowledge the different knowledge and skills involved in either construction management or quantity surveying, and allows the development of skills specific to enable people to work in either of these professions.<br /><br />This diploma is suitable for candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds including school leavers.<br /><br />The Construction Management strand also supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme, providing eligibility for a streamlined application process towards Site License Classes 1, 2 and 3 in accordance with information on the MBIE website: http://www.business.govt.nz/lbp.
Entry to this qualification is open. However, it is recommended that people entering programmes leading to the award of this qualification have: - a minimum of 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 including 12 credits in Maths and a minimum of 12 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 1; - or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills. Recognition of prior learning application should be made to accredited providers and the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation.
About the provider
Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government-funded tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success. Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success. Together, we're committed to equipping every student with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to get the job they want and to excel in it.