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New Zealand Diploma in Construction With Strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), New Zealand

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NZD 25570

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*Subject to change and other fees
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24 months


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Program Overview

Gain the essential theoretical knowledge, skills and aptitude required to enter employment in construction management or quantity surveying. You’ll be able to work on residential and commercial building projects through all stages to completion under the supervision of a more experienced practitioner relevant to your area of expertise.

This qualification prepares aspiring and current construction managers and quantity surveyors with theoretical knowledge and skills for residential and commercial building projects. The qualification assures employers and consumers that projects meet industry standards set by New Zealand legislation and Australian standards.

The program offers small class sizes, industry-experienced tutors, and flexible delivery options for both school leavers and industry professionals to upskill and enhance their career prospects. It also provides numeracy, literacy, and technology support.

Graduates can pursue further tertiary education in construction management or quantity surveying or enter the workforce directly. Due to the labour shortage in the industry and large construction projects in the region, graduates are highly in demand.

You will learn how to:

  • Understand and apply knowledge of the roles, standard documentation and administrative requirements of the construction industry, and communicate in a construction related context.
  • Operate within the statutory and regulatory environment as it applies to the construction and design of buildings.
  • Manage construction and resource allocation, programming and construction activities, for a medium building and for medium and large buildings, understand the principles related to the provision of services.
  • Evaluate and select materials and finishes for building projects, taking into account environmental aspects of the design and construction techniques to be used.
  • Apply a broad knowledge of the structure and structural principles for building work including foundations, substructure, the envelope and the interior, and passive fire protection systems for medium and large buildings.
  • Analyse, select and administer construction contracts including the preparation of a tender submission from trade sections and other financial components and value building works up to and including final account statements.
  • Work in a team and identify organisational principles in a construction and consulting environment.

    Construction Management strand graduates will also be able to:
  • Develop construction plans and methodologies, for medium buildings.
  • Create technical sketches to communicate information relevant to the construction project.
  • Assist with general construction management tasks.

    Quantity Surveying strand graduates will also be able to:
  • Analyse and present feasibility information and preliminary estimates to clients.
  • Assemble quantity surveying documentation relevant to specialist and specific trade sections and measure a schedule of quantities for a small building of an individual trade section including services.
  • Collate all priced components into a tender submission for medium and large buildings using tender process knowledge.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 4 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake


Mar 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma OR
    • Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study.

    6 IELTS Score
    60 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    20000 Per year

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