New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) Quantity Surveying

Gain skills in high demand. Learn about quantifying projects, estimating building costs and materials, and tendering and administering contracts. Work in an office and on-site. Get the best of both worlds. Many of our students get part-time work in the industry in their second year.

What you will learn

It’s a two-year programme (students must complete year one and year two) and you’ll come out ready to start your new role. In fact, many of our students get part-time work in the industry in their second year. 

This qualification meets the academic requirements of the New Zealand Institute of Building and provides entry as an affiliate member to the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Membership to NZIQS is free while you are a full time student. 

  • Understand building construction

  • Develop skills in cost estimation and how to create preliminary cost estimates and cost plans

  • Learn how the principles of published data relate to the provision of services for a project

  • Measure and manage quantities of resources

  • Gain skills in administering contracts and how to value building works

  • Know how to prepare a construction project for quantity surveying

Career options

  • Quantity surveyor

  • Construction quantity surveyor

  • Subcontractor quantity surveyor

  • Compliance officer

  • Contract administrator

  • Estimator

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

50 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of English, Maths and Science, or achieved a level 3 or 4 qualification in a related field. or relevant experience.

20+ years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

International students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

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* International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

These programmes are FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit for more information about TTAF.

More detail about this qualification

Course selection sheet Trimester 2 2021

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