New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

SIT

Subject area

Architecture and Urban Environment not elsewhere classified

Qualification

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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
NCEA Level 2 which must include:
12 credits in Literacy Level 1 or above
and
12 credits in Numeracy Level 1 or above
or
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Architectural Studies) Level 3 or equivalent.
or
If you have undertaken examinations other that NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative Requirements
Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry. This may include Recognition of Prior Learning. Contact Ara for advice.

English Requirements
If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact Ara for an assessment.
* IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.

Selection
Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The qualification provides the construction industry with graduates who have the essential knowledge and skills required to enter employment as architectural technicians and be able to work on small and medium scale building projects of limited complexity through all stages to completion under the supervision of an experienced architectural technician, designer or architect.
This qualification is designed for people intending to work as architectural technicians, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in the role.
The qualification will provide employers and consumers with the confidence that working drawings are produced that meet the requirements of New Zealand legislation, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian Standards.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Architecture and Urban Environment at this level can earn:

$50,000

Median earnings one year after study

$53,000

Median earnings two years after study

$59,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

78%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 478 839
Phone: (03) 211 2699
Fax: (03) 214 4977
Email: info@sit.ac.nz
Web: http://www.sit.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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