Course Overview

** Some Course Details May Change **
As part of our move into Te Pūkenga we’re excited to be part of a large-scale review of courses. This is ongoing, and means that some course details including fees, and entry requirements may change. In the meantime please go ahead and apply as normal and we are always available to answer any questions you might have.

Can you be counted on to turn plans into reality? The construction industry is taking off and it needs more quantity surveyors to control project costs and keep things on track. This is an ideal career for people who love details – especially calculating and measuring.

It’s a bit like accounting but you’ll be working on physical projects while they’re being constructed, so things will constantly change providing new challenges to keep things fresh.

There's a lot of office work but also plenty of scope to visit building sites to monitor progress before releasing payments. Communication and negotiation skills are also required to ensure everyone stays committed to the task at hand.

On this diploma you’ll learn about construction principles and methods, building legislation, conflict management, contract conditions and administration, estimating material and labour costs, tender bidding, report writing and environmental sustainability, and building economies.

Our tutors are experts in their field and the delivery methods ensure you’ll get all the support you need to succeed.

If you’re good with details and enjoy planning, organising and seeing a project through to the end, this is the course for you!

What is a Professional Quantity Surveyor?

 

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake To be confirmed View more details
Study options

2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

If you already work in the industry you’ll have the option to study the course on campus and online, alternating tutorial days and times on a 2-week rotation.

Week one, you’ll attend 1 full day on-campus tutorials or online at set times. Week two, you’ll attend 1-2 evening classes on-campus or online at set times.

While there is an online tutorial option, there is a minimum requirement of days you must attend on-campus tutorials. You’ll also have access to additional course materials online and study these in your own time. Your study will typically take 2.5-5 years to complete.

Part-time study available

Total credits 240
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $7,200 per year for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

To see the information for international students change your location using the button at the top right of the screen.

Career opportunities

  • quantity surveyor
  • project manager
  • project engineer

Topics you'll cover

  • Industry Roles and Legislation
  • Tender Processes
  • Building Materials
  • Principles of Measurement
  • Small Building Construction
  • Building Feasibility
  • Building Services
  • Rates Build Up
  • Environmental Impact
  • Commercial Construction
  • Building Methodology
  • Tender Submissions
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Specialist Trade Measurement
  • Cost Planning
  • Financial Administration

Mentoring

The institution, in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, offers a mentoring programme for full-time students. This provides students with an opportunity to liaise with, and gain an insight into the work of, quantity surveyors in industry.

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $7,200 per year for domestic students

* Important fee information, and hints and tips

Help with fees

Are you Eligible for Free Fees?

There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.

Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz

Scholarships

Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.


Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

There are no minimum academic requirements (open entry).  However it is recommended you:

  • have a minimum of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 including English or Maths, OR
  • are able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.

Flexi-learn Delivery Option

If you plan to enrol in the flexi-learn option then, in addition to the above requirements, you must already be working in the field of quantity surveying and have a reasonable level of experience (this will be determined by way of a skills questionnaire).  You must also have the support of your employer and be able to nominate an appropriate mentor.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.


Return to course overview

Course Locations and Intake Information

Intakes to be confirmed Ask to be notified when the next intake becomes available

Study options

  • 2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • If you already work in the industry you’ll have the option to study the course on campus and online, alternating tutorial days and times on a 2-week rotation.

    Week one, you’ll attend 1 full day on-campus tutorials or online at set times. Week two, you’ll attend 1-2 evening classes on-campus or online at set times.

    While there is an online tutorial option, there is a minimum requirement of days you must attend on-campus tutorials. You’ll also have access to additional course materials online and study these in your own time. Your study will typically take 2.5-5 years to complete.
  • Part-time study available

Important dates

View calendar of start dates and events

Get a summary of this page

Further Study Options

Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions

  • Bachelor of Production Technology (under development and/or pending approval)
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Unitec)
  • Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Massey University)
  • Bachelor degrees in business or technology