National Diploma in Quantity Surveying - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

12 February to 16 November 2018

Duration:

2 years full time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 235

As a Quantity Surveyor, your job will involve estimating and managing the cost during the design and construction of a building and making sure projects are completed within budget. As the world population increases and the demand for construction grows so does the need for experienced technicians, both here and overseas.

The National Diploma in Quantity Surveying will equip you with skills such as establishing a design brief, preparing working drawings, understanding the context of working drawings, research and pricing of construction and associated work, and communicating with persons within the construction industry.

As well as focusing on the quantity surveying field, you will gain an understanding of other disciplines within the wider construction industry. This transferable knowledge will promote greater understanding between sectors and allow you greater career flexibility.

Compuslory
All of the Unit Standards listed below are required

27155 Demonstrate knowledge of cost estimation processes for a building project
9664 Demonstrate knowledge of building law
9667 Demonstrate knowledge of principles related to provision of services for small buildings
9669 Evaluate and select materials and finishes for buildings
9668 Demonstrate knowledge of principles related to provision of services for medium and large buildings
9670 Identify environmental impacts, design, and construction techniques, on and of the built environment
27158 Determine and describe construction methods for medium and large buildings
27157 Determine and describe construction methods for small buildings
10039 Measure schedules of quantities for specific trade sections for small buildings
27150 Measure schedules of quantities for advanced trade sections for quantity surveying
27151 Estimate costs for quantity surveying
10042 Negotiate and apply specified types of contract to tendering situations for quantity surveying
10043 Complete preliminary estimates and cost plans for medium and large building projects
10044 Administer contracts and valued building works
27152 Evaluate and prepare a construction programme for quantity surveying

27155 Demonstrate knowledge of cost estimation processes for a building project
9664 Demonstrate knowledge of building law
9667 Demonstrate knowledge of principles related to provision of services for small buildings
9669 Evaluate and select materials and finishes for buildings
9668 Demonstrate knowledge of principles related to provision of services for medium and large buildings
9670 Identify environmental impacts, design, and construction techniques, on and of the built environment
27158 Determine and describe construction methods for medium and large buildings
27157 Determine and describe construction methods for small buildings
10039 Measure schedules of quantities for specific trade sections for small buildings
27150 Measure schedules of quantities for advanced trade sections for quantity surveying
27151 Estimate costs for quantity surveying
10042 Negotiate and apply specified types of contract to tendering situations for quantity surveying
10043 Complete preliminary estimates and cost plans for medium and large building projects
10044 Administer contracts and valued building works
27152 Evaluate and prepare a construction programme for quantity surveying


Elective A
All of the Unit Standards are required

9637 Programme construction works for medium buildings
9663 Demonstrate knowledge of feasibility study of a site


Elective B
All of the Unit Standards are required

9704 Manage interpersonal conflict
9679 Apply knowledge of a formal meeting
3491 Write a report
11095 Write business correspondence to convey complex ideas and information
16612 Use effective business writing skills in an organisation

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2018 direct material costs of $1312 (Y1) $1332 (Y2) (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

This qualification will equip you with the technical knowledge and skills required of a technician quantity surveyor and you could seek employment working for a construction or property company, as a building supporter or consultant.

Graduates wishing to pursue further related study may consider our range of Project Management courses.

Applicants should have one or more of the following:-

  • NCEA, with a minimum of 36 credits at Level 2; Four credits should be at Level 2 or above in reading, Four credits at Level 2 or above in writing, and 14 credits at Level 1 or above in mathematics
  • A NZ Trade Certificate in Carpentry, or National Certificate in Carpentry
  • Four years secondary education preferred

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, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below.

  • IELTS test score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Score of 79 or higher(with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations FCE or CAE with a score of 52 or higher
  • NZCEL Level 4 with the Academic endorsement

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and to be eligible for award of the qualification “National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 6)”, they must have shown competence in all of the scheduled units, to a minimum of 235 credits, and upon application to NZQA.

Graduates of the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying may be interested in further qualifications applicable to the industry such as the Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management major).

Some of the units in the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying also cross-credit to the National Diploma in Architectural Technology.

Classes are held at SIT's main Invercargill campus.  The 2017 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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