Quantity surveyors manage finances for construction projects. They calculate budgets based on clients’ requirements and prepare detailed estimates to ensure budgets are sufficient for each stage of construction. As a quantity surveyor, you are expected to estimate and monitor construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond.
ANZSCO skill band
Level 1 – Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
The Long Term Skill Shortage List requires one of the following:
- A bachelor’s degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in quantity surveying or construction economics
- Student or Affiliate Membership, or MNZIQS, of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (with an overseas degree approved by NZIQS)
And a minimum of three years relevant post-qualification work experience.
A New Zealand Diploma in Quantity Surveying or a Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics or Quantity Surveying) is offered at many institutes in New Zealand.
Below is the list of institutes that offers such programs:
- Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) – Massey University, Auckland
- Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics) – UNITEC, Auckland
- Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) – Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch
- Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) – Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin
- Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) – Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill