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Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

Diploma in Construction with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

  • ID:CPIT640020
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 2 which must include:

  • 12 credits in Literacy Level 1 or above


  • 12 credits in Numeracy Level 1 or above


  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Construction) Level 3 or equivalent


  • If you have undertaken examinations other that NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 6.0 academic: speaking 5.5, reading 5.5, writing 5.5, listening 5.5.

Course Information

Gain the expertise and specialist skills needed to become a leader in construction.

Please note: this qualification replaces both the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying and the National Diploma in Construction Management. Students who have already completed papers in those programmes will be able to complete them and all of these qualifications are equally recognised by the construction industry.

The programme provides essential knowledge and skills required to enter employment in either Construction Management or Quantity Surveying on both residential and commercial building projects. Work experience components are included in year 2 of the programme for full time students. The programme is designed with flexibility in mind as many students find relevant work prior to completion of their studies. Most classes are also available in the late afternoon and evening for part time study.

The programme covers the necessary skills at all stages of building projects, from conception to completion, with an emphasis on building technology, communication, health and safety and relevant vocational skills at each stage. For quantity surveyors this means measurement, estimating and cost planning, for construction managers it is planning, methodology and site management.

Both disciplines study procurement, programming and financial administration of contracts.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Career opportunities for quantity surveyors and construction managers are excellent. Most students find work in commercial construction, as well as housing, therefore future demand in these disciplines continues to be strong.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Construction with the strand in Construction Management can work as a:

  • Construction Management technician.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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