New Zealand Diploma in Construction Quantity Surveying

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) Quantity Surveying

Study quantity surveying and learn skills that are in high demand. Learn about quantifying projects, estimating building costs, tendering and administering contracts. Many of our students get the chance to work in industry while becoming qualified.

What you will learn

It’s a two-year programme (students must complete year one and year two) and you’ll come out ready to start your new role. In fact, many of our students get part-time work in the industry in their second year. 

This qualification meets the academic requirements of the New Zealand Institute of Building and provides entry as an affiliate member to the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Membership to NZIQS is free while you are a full time student. 

  • Understand building construction

  • Develop skills in cost estimation and how to create preliminary cost estimates and cost plans

  • Learn how the principles of published data relate to the provision of services for a project

  • Measure and manage quantities of resources

  • Gain skills in administering contracts and how to value building works

  • Know how to prepare a construction project for quantity surveying

Career options

  • Quantity surveyor

  • Construction quantity surveyor

  • Subcontractor quantity surveyor

  • Compliance officer

  • Contract administrator

  • Estimator

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

50 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of English, Maths and Science subjects, or achieved a level 3 or 4 qualification in a related field, or equivalent personal, practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind.

20+ years

50 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of English, Maths and Science subjects, or achieved a level 3 or 4 qualification in a related field, or equivalent personal, practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind.

Special entry

Special entry may be granted by the Head of School responsible for the programme to an applicant who does not meet all entry requirements, where the Head of School is satisfied the applicant is capable of undertaking the programme of study.

International students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

*This programme is FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF.

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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