New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology
Northland Polytechnic Ltd
Architecture and Urban Environment not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 2 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
This qualification is for people wishing to work as architectural technicians, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in the role.
The qualification provides the construction industry with qualified people who have the essential knowledge and skills required to enter employment as architectural technicians who will be able to work independently on small and medium scale building projects of limited complexity through all stages to completion. Additionally, graduates would be competent to work under the supervision of an experienced architectural technician, designer or architect on large and/or complex building projects.
The qualification will provide employers and consumers with the confidence that working drawings are produced that meet with the requirements of New Zealand legislation, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian Standards.
This diploma is suitable for candidates from a variety of education backgrounds, including school leavers.
This qualification supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme providing eligibility for a streamlined application process towards Design 2 (Category 1 and 2 buildings), in accordance with information on the MBIE website: http://www.dbh.govt.nz/news-lbp-phase2
Key Information for Students
Academic Requirements: 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 and a minimum of 12 credits in NCEA mathematics (or Pangarau) Level 1 and 12 literacy credits at NCEA Level 1. English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any subtest). Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$33,456 - $48,479|
|In further study||19%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
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