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Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling

Ara Institute of Canterbury

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18 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling (GCBIM) is to extend previous learning in construction-related fields (architecture, construction, civil engineering etc.) to attain an occupational-specific set of foundational knowledge and skills in BIM, and the personal attributes to equip graduates to work in the BIM integrated project environment as BIM technicians or coordinators. The GCBIM prepares graduates to contribute productively to the work of BIM project teams working in a building design environment.

The target market includes students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree in a construction-related field (e.g. BCon, BEng, BEngTech, BArch, BAS etc.); people currently working in industry wanting to upskill; and/or people sponsored by their work organisations to upskill as part-time students.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Requirements A relevant New Zealand bachelor degree in a construction-related field, for example; BCon, BEng, BEngTech, BArch, BAS, or equivalent. Alternative Requirements Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic 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 IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest).

Detailed requirements

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


18 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,205 $4,205
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,059 $6,059
Total $10,264 $10,264

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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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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