New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying

Future Skills Academy Limited

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?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the New Zealand building industry with competent workers who are able to work as a building surveyor or other professions in related areas such as building inspectors or compliance officers.
The public sector and building industries 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, building inspector or compliance officer.
Graduates will be able to operate independently and capable of making informed decisions around compliance in the building regulatory environment.
Graduates will not be able to practice as a building surveyor, building inspector, or building consent official until they have acquired practical experience to meet employer requirements.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

1 General Admission Academic and English 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. The following are deemed to provide equivalent knowledge and skills: a maximum total of 16 in best 4 Sixth Form Certificate subjects including English or a related subject, or completion of a trades qualification at Level 3 or above using English as the language of instruction, or completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment (level 4) 2 Special Admission Applicants must have: Attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the diploma is to commence; AND Provided sufficient evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification. This can be provided with written evidence, an interview, referee checks or a combination of these. Special Admission applicants for whom English is an additional language (EAL) may be required to provide evidence that they have an appropriate level of English proficiency for diploma study at level 6. The English language requirements for international students are a guide to the language level requirements of this programme. For acceptable evidence refer: A score result in the Otago Polytechnic Internal English Proficiency Test, equivalent to that required for international students is deemed as sufficient evidence of competency. Those EAL students who are identified as at-risk learners may be required to undertake supplementary tuition in English language to ensure success. 3 Provisional Admission

Detailed requirements

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2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,891 $13,781
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,743 $23,486
Total $18,633 $37,267

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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

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 263 0302
Fax: (09) 263 0304

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