New Zealand Diploma in Construction
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Building Construction Management
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 construction managers or quantity surveyors, and also provides recognition of knowledge and skills for those already working in the roles.
This qualification provides the construction industry with qualified people who have the essential theoretical knowledge, skills and aptitude required to enter employment in construction management or quantity surveying on residential and commercial building projects through all stages to completion under the supervision of a more experienced practitioner relevant to the graduate's area of expertise.
The qualification will provide employers and consumers with the confidence that construction and building projects are being effectively planned and organised and with sound financial management that meet with the requirements of New Zealand legislation, Codes of Practice, and New Zealand and Australian Standards.
The strands acknowledge the different knowledge and skills involved in either construction management or quantity surveying, and allows the development of skills specific to enable people to work in either of these professions.
This diploma is suitable for candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds including school leavers.
The Construction Management strand also supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme, providing eligibility for a streamlined application process towards Site License Classes 1, 2 and 3 in accordance with information on the MBIE website: http://www.business.govt.nz/lbp.
Key Information for Students
NCEA Level 2 which must include: 12 credits in Literacy Level 1 or above and 12 credits in Mathematics (excluding Statistics) Level 2 or above OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Ara Construction Pathway or equivalent OR If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency. English Requirement: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest)
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||$38,686 - $54,617|
|In further study||27%|
|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?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.