Course Overview

Land surveyors provide accurate spatial data to engineering, building and surveying projects by measuring and mapping the size and shape of the land. Career options can include but not limited to a surveyor, tunnelling and mining surveyor, CAD operator, survey project manager or an engineering surveyor. 

The surveying qualification offered at Toi Ohomai is an ideal programme for people wanting to enter the field, but is also ideal for those already working in the surveying profession and wanting to upskill. 

Our flexible delivery style allows you to work and study at the same time and caters for remote learners too. 

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

  • New Zealand Diploma in Surveying (Level 6)
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Study options

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

If you already work in the industry you’ll have the option to provide evidence of tasks carried out at work instead of attending on campus block courses (evidence and employer sign off required).

Each week, you’ll attend a 2 hour online tutorial per course and 1-3 day block courses as required.

All students must attend scheduled tutorials and you’ll also have access to additional course materials online and study these in your own time. Your study will typically take 2-5 years to complete.

Part-time study available

Total credits 240
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $7,400 per year for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will likely be employed as land surveyors doing field and office work associated with land surveying.

Potential employers include:

  • survey firms
  • engineering consultancies
  • the mining industry
  • infrastructure engineering contractors
  • GIS consultancies

Topics you'll cover

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of how land is regulated and administered in New Zealand for the purpose of land surveying
  • apply knowledge of the land development process to gain consents and approvals
  • apply geodetic control surveying principles in a New Zealand survey practice context
  • apply a range of communication skills and methods relevant to their role in the surveying profession
  • collect, manage and use a range of spatial data Undertake cadastral, topographical, and engineering surveys

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $7,400 per year for domestic students

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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.

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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

NCEA Level 2 with the following requirements:

  • 48 NCEA Level 2 credits in four subjects, including a minimum of 12 credits in mathematics (preferably in algebra, geometry and trigonometry) or the equivalent

If you wish to undertake the Flexi-Learn pathway you must be currently employed in the land surveying industry at the time of enrolment.

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.

Other Considerations

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who do not meet the academic entry requirements of this course, but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success, may be eligible for special admission.

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.


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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 provide evidence of tasks carried out at work instead of attending on campus block courses (evidence and employer sign off required).

    Each week, you’ll attend a 2 hour online tutorial per course and 1-3 day block courses as required.

    All students must attend scheduled tutorials and you’ll also have access to additional course materials online and study these in your own time. Your study will typically take 2-5 years to complete.
  • Part-time study available

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Further Study Options

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

Bachelor of Surveying