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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with strands in Construction Management, and Quantity Surveying
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 240
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Building Construction Management
  • Planning and Construction » Construction
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification provides the building and construction industry with graduates who have the theoretical knowledge, skills and aptitude required to assist with all stages of construction management or quantity surveying under the supervision of an experienced practitioner. The qualification will provide employers and consumers with the confidence that construction and building projects are being effectively planned and organised with sound financial management that meets the requirements of New Zealand legislation, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian Standards.
This qualification is targeted at people intending to work as assistant construction managers or assistant quantity surveyors on construction projects, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in the roles.
The strands recognise the specific knowledge and skills involved in either construction management or quantity surveying.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders to administer and manage a construction contract.
- Operate within the legislative and regulatory frameworks as they apply to the New Zealand building and construction industry.
- Evaluate and select materials and finishes for building projects, giving consideration to environmental impacts of the design and construction techniques to be used.
- Apply knowledge of structure and structural principles to manage construction for foundations, substructure, the building envelope, and the interior for small, medium and large buildings, and fire protection systems for medium and large buildings.
- Plan, and monitor construction contracts including evaluation of tender submissions, measurement for and preparation of schedules of quantities, management of variations and expenditure control during construction.
- 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.
- Communicate effectively with parties to a construction contract using organisational principles, digital technologies and industry best practice.

Graduates of the Construction Management strand will also be able to:
- Manage construction site logistics, resource allocation and construction activity for small, medium and large construction programmes.
- Manage site establishment and provision of site services for short and long duration construction projects.
- Create technical sketches to communicate information relevant to the construction project.
- Apply leadership principles to manage construction site teams and support physical and mental well-being of a diverse construction site workforce.

Graduates of the Quantity Surveying strand 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, measure quantities and prepare a schedule of quantities for small and medium building projects of an individual trade section including services.
- Collate all priced components into a tender submission for small, medium and large buildings using tender process knowledge.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trades Supervision (Level 5) with strands in Residential Building, Commercial Construction, Construction Related Trades, and Construction Related Manufacturing [Ref: 4237].
This qualification may lead to higher level qualifications in the fields of Construction Management or Quantity Surveying.
Entry Requirements
The Construction Management strand aligns to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme, providing eligibility for a streamlined application process towards Site License Classes 1, 2 and 3 at: www.lbp.govt.nz.
Education Organisation 14 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2420
Status Current
Created February 2015
Next Review April 2026
Content
Common Core Courses Construction Management and Quantity Surveying BULD5057 Industry Roles and Legislation BULD5058 Tender Processes BULD5059 Building Materials BULD5060 Small Building Construction BULD5061 Building Feasibility BULD5062 Building Services BULD5063 Environmental Impact BULD6027 Commercial Construction BULD6028 Building Methodology BULD6029 Tender Evaluation BULD6030 Financial Administration Quantity Surveying Strand BULD5064 Principles of Measurement BULD5065 Rates Build Up BULD5066 Tender Submissions BULD6031 Specialist Trade Measurement BULD6032 Cost Planning Construction Management Strand BULD5067 Construction Communication BULD5068 Site Planning BULD6033 Construction Programming BULD6034 Construction Planning BULD6035 Site Management

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