This qualification is designed for people intending to work as architectural technicians, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in the role.
Benefit from small class sizes and learn from experienced tutors with wide industry knowledge and strong relationships with the local construction industry and professional bodies. For those who have been out of a classroom for some time, numeracy, literacy and technology support is available.
The qualification will provide employers and consumers with the confidence that working drawings are produced that meet the requirements of New Zealand Building Act, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian Standards.
Flexible delivery allows you to combine work and study in this two-year programme and leads to further tertiary study at degree level in construction management, quantity surveying, architectural design or technology, or go straight into employment.
There is a labour shortage in the construction industry and multiple large construction projects in the region. Our graduates are in demand.
- a total of 60 NCEA credits at level 2 including 12 credits in Maths; OR
- completion of an appropriate qualification at Level 4
- 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.
Applicants must have:
- attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the diploma is to commence; AND
- have provided sufficient evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification.
In exceptional cases an applicant who does not meet the general admission requirements and who has not reached the age of 20 on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the diploma is to commence may apply for discretionary admission.
In assessing whether to grant discretionary admission in exceptional cases, the primary focus will be on the applicant’s level of preparedness for study at the requirement level.
In addition, international candidates must meet the minimum English Language entry requirements specified by NZQA.
Changes for 2023 learners
On 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .
When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.
Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.