Gain a qualification that provides employers and consumers with the confidence that construction and building projects are being effectively planned, organised and supported with sound financial management and that meet the requirements of New Zealand Build Act, Codes of Practice and New Zealand and Australian standards.
This qualification is ideal for school leavers through to those in the industry looking to upskill and gain a recognised qualification to grow their career.
Benefit from small class sizes and learn from industry-experienced tutors who have 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.
Flexible delivery allows you to combine work and study in this two-year programme and leads to further tertiary study at degree level in both construction management and quantity surveying 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 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.
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.
Graduates of this programme will be eligible to continue their educational journey via a pathway into the third year of Unitec's Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics) (Level 7) or Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) (Level 7).
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
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.