Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 240
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Building Surveying (Inspection)
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the New Zealand building industry with competent workers who are able to work as a building surveyor or other professions in related areas such as building inspectors or compliance officers.
The public sector and building industries will benefit by having people with the capabilities and competencies to make informed decisions and to perform the functions, roles and responsibilities of a building surveyor, building inspector or compliance officer.
Graduates will be able to operate independently and capable of making informed decisions around compliance in the building regulatory environment.
Graduates will not be able to practice as a building surveyor, building inspector, or building consent official until they have acquired practical experience to meet employer requirements.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of the purpose and implications of the regulatory framework to practise effectively and manage the required technical, administrative, and building regulatory functions.
- Analyse documentation to determine compliance with the New Zealand Building Code.
- Inspect and evaluate buildings and building work to confirm compliance with the New Zealand Building Code.
- Analyse and verify documentation to compile an evidential file to conclude the certification process.
- Communicate professionally and ethically with customers and colleagues to analyse and resolve complex problems in a building regulatory environment.
- Apply policies, procedures, and systems used by building regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with the Building Act.
- Manage effective and systematic record keeping processes to meet all regulatory building requirements
- Investigate and compile an evidence portfolio to support enforcement activities relating to the Building Act.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment (Level 4) [Ref: 3029]. Graduates of other regulatory practice and building and construction related qualifications may also pathway into this qualification.

This qualification may lead to higher level study in related areas such as Architecture, Property Management, Engineering, and Building Surveying, and development through accreditation programmes or through professional organisations such as the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) or the Building Officials Institute New Zealand (BOINZ).
Employment pathways
Graduates will be able to enter into roles such as a building surveyor or other professions in related areas such as building inspectors, building consultants or compliance officers.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 3 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 3030
Status Current
Created November 2015
Next Review September 2026
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