The surveying qualification offered at Toi Ohomai is designed for people already working in the surveying profession who want to add to their qualifications.
Right now there are strong job opportunities for cadets wanting to further their career in surveying.
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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2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
For those already employed in the industry; option to enrol 1 day / fortnight, and 1 evening class / week at set times, with remote access. You’ll also complete self-directed study time. Your study will typically take 2-5 years to complete.
Part-time study available
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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
- Student Fundamentals
- Field Operations
- Office Operations
- Cadastral Surveying
- Land Tenure
- Survey Mathematics
- Geographic Information Systems
- Project Management
- Land Development
- Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
- Advanced Survey Mathematics
- Advanced Error Analysis
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
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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
This course qualifies for free tuition fees under TTAF. (Course materials and equipment not included). There's no need to do anything extra - simply apply for the course and we'll take it from there.
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 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
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.
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
- 2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- For those already employed in the industry; option to enrol 1 day / fortnight, and 1 evening class / week at set times, with remote access. You’ll also complete self-directed study time. Your study will typically take 2-5 years to complete.
- Part-time study available
Further Study Options
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
Bachelor of Surveying