New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Building Surveying (Inspection)




2 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for those working or intending to work as a building surveyor in the New Zealand professional context.

The industry will benefit by having people with the capabilities and competencies to make informed decisions and to perform the functions, roles and responsibilities of a building surveyor in a building regulatory context including working within an accreditation framework.

Graduates will demonstrate and apply professional theoretical and technical knowledge, skills and capabilities to operate as a building surveyor.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of 50 NCEA credits at level 2 or above, including 12 credits in English or a related subject at level 2 or above and a minimum of 10 Numeracy credits at level 1 or above, OR be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge or skills.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,165 $12,331
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,626 $23,252
Total $17,791 $35,582

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $47,213
Earnings range $38,686 - $54,617
In employment 67%
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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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

BRANZ Postgraduate Scholarship

Provided by:

BRANZ - Research Analyst



Allocations at master's and PhD level will generally be: Master's - $20,000 Doctorate - $25,000

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$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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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.

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