New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying

Course details

New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying
NZQF Level 6

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 requirements

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 leader in online and distance learning.

What’s our distance learning difference? It’s the almost 30,000 students who join us each year to study and achieve their career and personal goals.

It’s Open Polytechnic being New Zealand’s specialist distance learning provider for over 70 years. 


All our students study by distance.

Distance learning is what we do.


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 academic staff 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. 

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