Can you be counted on to turn plans into reality? The construction industry is taking off and it needs more quantity surveyors to control project costs and keep things on track. This is an ideal career for people who love details – especially calculating and measuring.
It’s a bit like accounting but you’ll be working on physical projects while they’re being constructed, so things will constantly change providing new challenges to keep things fresh.
There's a lot of office work but also plenty of scope to visit building sites to monitor progress before releasing payments. Communication and negotiation skills are also required to ensure everyone stays committed to the task at hand.
On this diploma you’ll learn about construction principles and methods, building legislation, conflict management, contract conditions and administration, estimating material and labour costs, tender bidding, report writing and environmental sustainability, and building economies.
Our tutors are experts in their field and the delivery methods ensure you’ll get all the support you need to succeed.
If you’re good with details and enjoy planning, organising and seeing a project through to the end, this is the course for you!
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)
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2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
For those already employed in the industry; option to enrol 1 day and 2 evening classes / fortnight at set times, with remote access. You’ll also complete self-directed study time. Your study will typically take 2.5-5 years to complete.
Part-time study available
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- quantity surveyor
- project manager
- project engineer
Topics you'll cover
- Industry Roles and Legislation
- Tender Processes
- Building Materials
- Principles of Measurement
- Small Building Construction
- Building Feasibility
- Building Services
- Rates Build Up
- Environmental Impact
- Commercial Construction
- Building Methodology
- Tender Submissions
- Tender Evaluation
- Specialist Trade Measurement
- Cost Planning
- Financial Administration
The institution, in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, offers a mentoring programme for full-time students. This provides students with an opportunity to liaise with, and gain an insight into the work of, quantity surveyors in industry.
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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
This course qualifies for free tuition fees under TTAF. (Course materials and equipment not included). There's no need to do anything extra - simply apply for the course and we'll take it from there.
There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
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Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
There are no minimum academic requirements (open entry). However it is recommended you:
- have a minimum of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 including English or Maths, OR
- are able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.
Flexi-learn Delivery Option
If you plan to enrol in the flexi-learn option then, in addition to the above requirements, you must already be working in the field of quantity surveying and have a reasonable level of experience (this will be determined by way of a skills questionnaire). You must also have the support of your employer and be able to nominate an appropriate mentor.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- For those already employed in the industry; option to enrol 1 day and 2 evening classes / fortnight at set times, with remote access. You’ll also complete self-directed study time. Your study will typically take 2.5-5 years to complete.
- Part-time study available
Further Study Options
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- Bachelor of Production Technology (under development and/or pending approval)
- Bachelor of Applied Technology (Unitec)
- Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Massey University)
- Bachelor degrees in business or technology