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New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

STARTS: February 2022
Madras Street
International Close Date: 27 January for February start

Contribute to the shape of our built environment as an architectural technician.

This programme will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required to enter the architectural field as a technician working on domestic and commercial building projects.

You'll learn how to produce working drawings and documentation for small and medium scale projects that meet with the requirements of New Zealand legislation, codes of practice and New Zealand and Australian standards. The emphasis is on building technology, sound construction detailing and communication.

The programme includes professional practice, administration of contracts and theoretical knowledge for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme, Design 2.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students until 31 December 2022. Find out more >

Fees for 2021

International Fee
$22,560 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

Fees for 2022

International Fee
$22,944 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2022

NCEA Level 2 which must include: 12 credits in Literacy Level 1 or above and 12 credits in Numeracy Level 1 or above

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Ara Architectural Studies Pathway) Level 3 or equivalent

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

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

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 Ara Examination 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.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

As a graduate you'll be able to work as an architectural technician or technologist. With further training and/or experience you may be able to work as an architectural designer, architect, interior designer, urban designer, landscape architect, design manager or design consultant, or move into a related field such as construction or planning.

Study pathways

Your study options as a graduate of this programme include diplomas and degrees in architecture, design, construction management and quantity surveying. If you completed your diploma with a B+ average, you can transition to year two of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies via a course in drawing and design.

Recommended school subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English-rich subjects
  • Art
  • Design
  • ICT
  • Technology
  • Graphics

New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology

FULL-TIME - 2 Years

Contribute to the shape of our built environment as an architectural technician.

Information
Type Diploma
Code NZ2416
Next Starts February 2022
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 27 January for February start
Credits 240
Level 6
Additional Equipment/Fees $1,000
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2416-STRU

Fees for 2021

International Fee
$22,560 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

Fees for 2022

International Fee
$22,944 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2022
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With an internationally-recognised Ara qualification, the world is your oyster. Our graduates can be found working and making a difference across the globe…

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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