About the course
The New Zealand Diploma in Construction, with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, will give you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a construction manager or consultant, or contractor quantity surveyor. This qualification was developed by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO). Employment pathways: If you graduate from the construction management strand you will be able to work as a Construction Management technician. As your experience develops and with more training you could move into the following roles: 1. residential or commercial construction site/project manager 2. contracting construction manager/site/project manager 3. property manager 4. contracts supervisor/manager 5. local or central government building inspector 6. construction management tutor.
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
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.