New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with Strand in Quantity Surveying in NorthTec


Campus: Auckland

Duration: 2 years

Intake: January, March, May, July, August, October

*Fee: $18,720 (per year) approx

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This diploma provides you all the essential skill-set, theoretical knowledge, and correct aptitude which is required to work as quantity surveying on any residential or commercial projects from its foundation to its completion under the supervision of some veteran in this area.

Students will manage to do everything that is essential to work in this industry.

Quantity Surveying strand will enable students to:

Examining and presenting feasibility information and preliminary estimates to clients, assembling quantity surveying documentation related to trade sections and measuring a schedule of quantities for a small building of an individual trade section including services and gathering all information required to submit for tender of medium and large buildings using tender process knowledge.

The students will be studying following subjects in this diploma:

Compulsory Courses – Year 1

  1. Construction Industry Environment
  2. Materials and Structural Principles
  3. Environmental Impact
  4. Building Services
  5. Construction for Small Buildings
  6. Estimation for Small Buildings
  7. Professional Practice for the Construction Industry

Construction Management Strand – Year 1

  1. Site Safety and Quality Assurance Planning for Construction

Quantity Surveying Strand – Year 1

  1. Measurement for Small Buildings

Compulsory Courses – Year 2    

  1. Construction for Medium and Large Buildings
  2. Financial Administration of Construction Contracts
  3. Programming for Medium Buildings
  4. Construction Industry Procurement

Construction Management Strand – Year 2        

  1. Site Survey Preparation and Analysis
  2. Site Management
  3. Method Statements for Medium Buildings
  4. Planning Construction for Medium Buildings

Quantity Surveying Strand – Year 2

  1. Estimation for Medium and Large Buildings
  2. Cost Planning
  3. Measurement for Medium and Large Buildings
  4. Measurement for Buildings, Services and Civil Works

Courses Outcome:

  • Construction Manager
  • Quantity Surveyors
    Eligibility criteria:


    Students who have done their 10+2 with mathematics.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with not less than 5.5 in each.
    2. TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    3. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 20

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