11004 New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

12 February to 16 November 2018

Duration:

Two years full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 240

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 medium and large buildings and 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
  • 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

Year One                                                                     

9663 Demonstrate knowledge of a research/feasibility study of a site

9664 Demonstrate knowledge of building law

9669 Evaluate and select materials and finishes for buildings

9691 Demonstrate knowledge of group processes

10039 Measure schedules of quantities for specific trade sections for small buildings

10043 Complete preliminary estimates and cost plans for medium and large building projects

14596 Research and develop documentation for health and safety and injury prevention on construction sites

27160 Demonstrate knowledge of roles and documentation, and communicate, within the construction industry

27161 Demonstrate knowledge of structural principles for building work

27157 Determine and describe construction of small buildings

27155 Estimate costs for a small building project

27187 Demonstrate knowledge of building construction for a medium building

Year Two                                                             

9637 Programme construction works for a medium building

9670 Identify environmental impacts, design, and construction techniques, on and of the built environment

10044 Administer contracts and value building works

20744 Demonstrate knowledge of administration processes and procedures for construction work

27150 Measure schedules of quantities for specialist trade sections for quantity surveying

27151 Estimate costs for medium or large building projects

27153 Demonstrate the process of contract selection and tendering for a medium building

27158 Determine and describe construction of medium and large buildings

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2018 direct material costs of $1334 (Y1) $1334 (Y2) (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

  • This qualification is for people wishing to work as construction managers or quantity surveyors, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in these roles.
  • This qualification provides the construction industry with qualified people who have the essential theoretical knowledge, skills and aptitude required to enter employment in construction management or quantity surveying on residential and commercial building projects, through all stages to completion under the supervision of a more experienced practitioner relevant to the graduate’s area of expertise.
  • The qualification will provide employers and consumers with the confidence that construction and building projects are being effectively planned and organised and with sound financial management that meet with the requirements of New Zealand legislation, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian Standards.

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
  • A 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 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.

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, 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

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), 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 preceding 2 years:

  • 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 Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 169 No less than 162 in each skill.  OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • NZCEL3 – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic) score of 50
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66
  • Language Cert – C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study, or

Completion of all primary education and at least three years’ secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.  

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  2. Have successfully completed a Bachelors’ 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
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  4. Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

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

  • A minimum of 240 credits in accordance with 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 Applied Management (Project Management major).

Some of the units 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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