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

Auckland
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The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF; also known as free trades training) supports learners to undertake vocational education and training without fees. The TTAF covers fees until 31 December 2022.

Note: Fees may apply for training continuing after 1 January 2023 on this programme.

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

Compulsory Courses – Year 1 Level Credits
DCCI400 - Construction Industry Environment 4 15
DCMS400 - Materials and Structural Principles 4 15
DCEI500 - Environmental Impact 5 15
DCBS500 - Building Services 5 15
DCCS500 - Construction for Small Buildings 5 15
DXES500 - Estimation for Small Buildings 5 15
DXPP500 - Professional Practice for the Construction Industry 5 15
Quantity Surveying Strand – Year 1 Level Credits
DQME500 - Measurement for Small Buildings 5 15

Year 2

Compulsory Courses – Year 2 Level Credits
DCCM600 - Construction for Medium and Large Buildings 6 15
DXFN600 - Financial Administration of Construction Contracts 6 15
DXPG600 - Programming for Medium Buildings 6 15
DXPR600 - Construction Industry Procurement 6 15
Quantity Surveying Strand – Year 2 Level Credits
DQES500 - Estimation for Medium and Large Buildings 5 15
DQCP600 - Cost Planning 6 15
DQME600 - Measurement for Medium and Large Buildings 6 15
DQMS600 - Measurement for Buildings, Services and Civil Works 6 15

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)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Level

6

Delivery

Full time/Part time

Duration

2 years

Start Dates

Auckland: 24 Jan 2022
4 Apr 2022
20 Jun 2022
29 Aug 2022
7 Nov 2022

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees Free

International: $18,720 (per year)

Programme Code

NZ2420

Phone 0800 162 100
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