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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Civil Engineering Laboratory (Level 5) with strands in Aggregate, Asphalt, Bitumen, Concrete, Field Investigations, and Soil
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 70 - 80
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 civil engineering industry with people who can troubleshoot and evaluate civil engineering testing results and lead a team to ensure quality management of civil engineering laboratory activities and information, which is vital for engineers in the design and quality control of civil engineering projects.
This is a technical level qualification in a specialised area of work. Individuals entering this qualification should possess the knowledge and skills required to work in, or be currently working in, a civil engineering laboratory.
Graduates will be capable of working independently without 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:

- Lead a team to achieve a project outcome in a civil engineering laboratory.
- Manage the health, safety, environment and quality of activities in a civil engineering laboratory.
- Determine, evaluate, and report on precision and bias in civil engineering laboratory proficiency data.
- Quantify and validate the uncertainty of measurements in test results.
- Apply knowledge of commercialism to determine costs of laboratory services to clients.

Graduates of the Aggregate strand will also be able to:
- Evaluate and troubleshoot aggregate tests in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Asphalt strand will also be able to:
- Evaluate and troubleshoot asphalt tests in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Bitumen strand will also be able to:
- Evaluate and troubleshoot bitumen tests in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Concrete strand will also be able to:
- Evaluate and troubleshoot concrete tests in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Field Investigations strand will also be able to:
- Evaluate and troubleshoot field investigations in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates of the Soil strand will also be able to:
- Evaluate and troubleshoot soil tests in a civil engineering laboratory.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Civil Engineering Laboratory (Level 4) with strands in Aggregate, Asphalt, Bitumen, Concrete, Field Investigations, and Soil [Ref: 2692]
This qualification may lead to qualifications in management such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, and Māori Business and Management) (Level 6) [Ref: 2460].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may be employed in a civil engineering laboratory as a senior technician in a supervisory or management role 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 2693
Status Current
Created August 2015
Next Review November 2024
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