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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 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 the 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.

The strands acknowledge the different knowledge and skills involved in either construction management or quantity surveying, and allows the development of skills specific to enable people to work in either of these professions.

This diploma is suitable for candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds including school leavers.

The Construction Management strand also supports 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 in accordance with information on the MBIE website: here.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will 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 a medium building and for medium and large buildings, 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.

Graduates of the Construction Management strand will also be able to:
- Develop construction plans and methodologies, for medium buildings.
- Create technical sketches to communicate information relevant to the construction project.
- Assist with general construction management tasks.

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 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.
Education pathways
This diploma is suitable for candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds including school leavers. There are no specific qualification pathways leading to this Diploma, however achievement of NCEA Level 2 standards from the Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathways may be useful.
- This Diploma may build on from trade-level qualifications in any construction related trade, or the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trades (Supervisor) (Level 4) [Ref: 2381], or the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trades (Main Contract Supervision) (Level 5) [Ref: 2382].
- Graduates of this qualification may wish to undertake further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the field of Construction Management or Quantity Surveying.
Entry Requirements
Entry to this qualification is open. However, it is recommended that people entering programmes leading to the award of this qualification have:
- a minimum of 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 including 12 credits in Maths and a minimum of 12 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 1;
- or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

Recognition of prior learning application should be made to accredited providers and the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation.
Education Organisation 13 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2420
Status Current
Created 2015-02-02 08:51:57.0
Next Review 2020-06-30 00:00:00.0
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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