National Diploma in Building Control Surveying (Small Buildings) from Otago Polytechnic
Building Surveying (Inspection)
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What can I expect out of this qualification?
People awarded this qualification will have demonstrated knowledge of building control legislation and requirements, Building Act 2004 processes, the processes for consenting and inspecting small buildings, and of professional ethics, liability, and workplace responsibility in the context of building control surveying.
They will be able to interview in an informal one-to-one situation and communicate with clients in a compliance context, assess small building consent applications including services, complete building inspections for small building including services, and peer review building control authority quality management system processes for compliance with quality standards. They will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of small building construction methods, materials, systems, and the Building Code.
This qualification recognises the knowledge and skills of building control surveyors working with small buildings. The elective sets A and C correspond to unit standards that are assessed against during a common first year of programmes leading to the award of the three National Diplomas listed below. They allow people completing the common first year programme with a Tertiary Education Organisation in the National Diploma in Construction Management (Level 6) [Ref: 0356], the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 6) [Ref: 0358], and the National Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) [Ref: 0357] to specialise in building control surveying. The elective sets B and D allow people following an on-job or building control specific learning pathway within a Building Control Authority to achieve the qualification.
While the qualifications listed above have a design and customer focus, this qualification has a compliance and legislative focus. The parallel pathways promote the transfer of knowledge across disciplines and greater understanding between sectors, which should allow individuals greater career flexibility within the wider construction industry. Elective one covers the knowledge of the Building Code from a design or compliance perspective, while elective two covers the knowledge of small building construction methods, materials and systems from a design or compliance perspective.
The National Diploma in Building Control Surveying (Medium and Large Buildings) [Ref: 1487] is a complementary qualification. This qualification is not required as an entry requirement to that qualification but it provides a qualification pathway reflecting the career pathway of Building Control Surveyors.
What can I learn during this qualification?
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