New Zealand Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying (Level 6)

  • 26 July 2021, November 2021 (INT ONLY)
  • Level 6
  • 2 years full-time, or part-time
  • FREE (TTAF funded)
    $21,000 Yr1 & $16,000 Yr2 - International

Qualification overview

This qualification is for people wishing to work as construction managers or quantity surveyors, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in the roles.

With classes taking place in the evenings, it is available to those who may be working during the day.

This qualification provides the construction industry with qualified people who have the essential theoretical knowledge, skills and aptitude required to enter employment in construction management or quantity surveying on residential and commercial building projects through all stages to completion under the supervision of a more experienced practitioner relevant to graduate’s area of expertise.

This qualification will provide employers and consumers with the confidence that construction and building projects are being effectively planned and organised and with sound financial management that meet with the requirements of New Zealand legislation, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian standards.

The strands acknowledge the different knowledge and skills involved in either construction management or quantity surveying, and allows the development of skills specific to enable people to work in either of these professions.



Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 including 12 credits in Maths and a minimum of 12 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 1; or
  • Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study.

Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

Career Options

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with the strand in Construction Management (Level 6) will be able to work as a:

  • Construction Management technician.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with the strand in Quantity Surveying (Level 6) will be able to work as a:

  • Quantity Surveyor


Further study options

Graduates of this qualification may wish to undertake further tertiary study at diploma or degree level in the field of Construction Management or Quantity Surveying.