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

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

2021 Semester 1: 09 February to 18 June

2021 Semester 2: 21 June to 12 November

Duration:

Two years, full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 240

Through the NZ Diploma in Construction program you’ll learn about construction principles and methods, building legislation, conflict management, contract conditions and administration, environmental sustainability and how to quantify and estimate material and labour costs. 

This two-year qualification will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to work with limited supervision as a Quantity Surveyor.

Learn how to: 

  • Communicate in a construction related context
  • Select materials and finishes for building projects, 
  • Administer construction contracts 
  • Present feasibility information and preliminary estimates to clients
  • Assemble quantity surveying documentation 
  • Collate all priced components into a tender submission.

With more training, this qualification could be a starting point, leading to a career as a senior quantity surveyor, registered quantity surveyor or procurement manager.

Year One Papers                                                             

BCON510 Construction Economics & Environment 

BCON520 Construction Estimation 

BCON530 Construction Measurement 

BCON540 Construction Technology 1

BCON550 Health & Safety Management 

BCON560 Information Communication

BCON570 Legislation & Dispute Resolution 

BCON580 Materials Science 


Year Two   Papers                                                           

BCON600 Level 6 Project 

BCON610 Arbitration & Negotiation

BCON620 Building Services 

BCON630 Construction Technology 2 

BCON640 Economics of Construction 

BCON 650 Project Management 

BCON680 Measurement & Estimation 1 

BCON685 Design Economics & Cost Planning 

 

 

 


This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2021 direct material costs of TBC (Y1) TBC (Y2) 

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with the strand in Quantity Surveying (Level 6) will be able to work as a:

  • Quantity Surveyor. 
  • Estimator 

With further training and/or experience graduates of this Diploma may be able to work as a:

  • Senior quantity surveyor
  • Registered quantity surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Quantity surveying consultant/contractor
  • Procurement manager
  • Senior/Cost manager
  • Quantity surveying tutor.

 

 

School Leavers

Applicants should have one or more of the following:

  • NCEA, with a minimum of 50 credits at Level 2 including 12 credits in Mathematics and a minimum of 12 Literacy credits
  • NZ Trade Certificate in Carpentry, or National Certificate in Carpentry
  • Be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills with four years secondary education preferred.

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at the time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate.  Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6), and be awarded this qualification the student must :

  • Be awarded all papers 
  • Achieve a total credit value of 360 credits as specified in the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6), full-time over two years or part-time over a number of years

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours will forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6) may be interested in further qualifications applicable to the industry such as the Bachelor of Construction with Specialisation in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Project Management

Some of the papers in the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6) also cross-credit to the New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology.

 

Classes are held at SIT's main Invercargill campus.  The 2018 timetable is as follows:

Year 1, Semester 1 (February to June)

  • Monday 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 8.00am - 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 8.00am - 3.00pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday (English language only) 8.00am-10.00am.

Year 1, Semester 2 (July to November)

  • Monday 8.00am - 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 8.00am - 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 8.00am - 2.30pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday (English language only) 8.00am-10.00am.

Year 2, Semester 1 (February to June)

  • Monday 8.00am - 7.00pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 7.00pm

Year 2, Semester 2 (July to November)

  • Monday 8.00am - 7.00pm
  • Thursday 8.00am - 7.00pm

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