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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Civil Engineering Laboratory (Level 4) with strands in Aggregate, Asphalt, Bitumen, Concrete, Field Investigations, and Soil
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 75 - 90
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Civil Engineering » Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the infrastructure civil engineering industry with people who have the knowledge and skills to operate laboratory equipment and sample and test materials to ensure that they comply with civil engineering industry standards and customer requirements. Civil engineering testing laboratories provide a vital service for engineers in the design and quality control of infrastructure works projects.

This is a technical qualification within a specialised area of work. It is intended for people wanting to work in, or who are currently working in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates will be capable of operating at a technical level with limited supervision, in at least one of the following contexts: aggregate, asphalt, bitumen, concrete, field investigations and soil.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Operate, maintain and calibrate equipment in a civil engineering laboratory.
- Plan, prepare and conduct a range of specialised activities in a civil engineering laboratory.
- Apply quality standards, material specifications and mathematical methods to testing activities in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Aggregate strand will also be able to:
- Complete aggregate sampling and perform aggregate source property, or aggregate production tests to produce accurate results in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Asphalt strand will also be able to:
- Complete asphalt sampling and perform asphalt tests to produce accurate results in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Bitumen strand will also be able to:
- Complete bituminous binder sampling and perform bitumen or modified bitumen, or bitumen emulsion tests to produce accurate results in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Concrete strand will also be able to:
- Complete concrete sampling and perform concrete tests to produce accurate results in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Field Investigations strand will also be able to:
- Perform field investigation tests to produce accurate results in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Soil strand will also be able to:
- Complete soil sampling and perform soil classification, soil density and compaction, or soil strength tests to produce accurate results in a civil engineering laboratory.
Education pathways
This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Civil Engineering Laboratory (Level 5) with strands in Aggregate, Asphalt, Bitumen, Concrete, Field Investigations, and Soil [Ref: 2693].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may be employed in a civil engineering laboratory as civil laboratory technicians, in one or more of the following contexts: aggregate; asphalt; bitumen; concrete; soil; or field investigations.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
N/A
Education Organisation 2 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 2692
Status Current
Created August 2015
Next Review November 2024
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