New Zealand Certificate in Civil Engineering Laboratory

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the infrastructure civil engineering industry with people who have the knowledge and skills to operate laboratory equipment and sample and test materials to ensure that they comply with civil engineering industry standards and customer requirements. Civil engineering testing laboratories provide a vital service for engineers in the design and quality control of infrastructure works projects.

This is a technical qualification within a specialised area of work. It is intended for people wanting to work in, or who are currently working in a civil engineering laboratory.

Graduates will be capable of operating at a technical level with limited supervision, in at least one of the following contexts: aggregate, asphalt, bitumen, concrete, field investigations and soil.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Civil Engineering at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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