Why Study with NZES?
Easy to use online platform:
All course study and material is delivered to you electronically. Work at your own pace without taking time off from other commitments. Everything you need is included.
One to one tutoring and mentorship:
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Included Subject Areas
Negotiated tendering | Public procurement | Single stage tendering | Open tendering Invited tendering
Initial cost appraisals | Elemental cost plans | Approximate quantities cost plan | Pre tender estimates | Contract sum analysis | Construction constants | interactive spread sheets to enable estimate build up
Preliminary and General Estimating
Check list of preliminary and general items and their pricing | Site management costs | Programmecoordination | Set up and disestablishment costs | Running costs | Construction of nominated daily rates forextensions of time | Ancillary costs
Unit Rate Build Up
Unit rate build ups | Gang rates | Combined rates | Problem areas | Worked examples
Post Contract Administration
Progress claims | Subcontract claims | Extension of time claims | Cost control | Work in progressreporting | dispute resolution | Disruption claims | Acceleration claims
Subcontract agreements | Valuation of subcontractors claims | Comparison of subcontract quotations
Cash Flow Forecasting
Cash flow forecasts | Progress against cash flow | Programme use
At a glance interpretation of tender calculations | construction of tender margin calculations | Adjudication oftender margins
Methods of Measurement
New Zealand and Australian method of measurement | Effect on tender take offs | Overview of practicalconsiderations | Builders take offs
Variation and final account preceding
Variation accounts | Variation accounts preparation | The contract documentation applicable | How to approach final account preparation.
How to prepare monthly claims | The importance of CCA compliance.
Study is self paced. As a result the course completion time varies, on average students graduate in 3-5 months
The course is divided into five modules, all administered through out online learning portal. Each module follows a structured curriculum to cover the included subject matter. At the completion of each module, students take an assessment to evaluate their understanding of the material. Their assignment will be reviewed by their personal tutor, who will provide feedback and assign a grade. Once a student receives a grade of 75% or higher on their assessment, they will move on to the next module.
There is no set start date, intake is just dependant on our capacity. We match each student up with a Senior QS who tutors and guides them through the program. If you apply and one of our QS has available space, we will reserve a position for you and you can start imediattly. If we don’t have available space, we will put you on our wait list.
No, all study is done through our learning platform. Our tutors occasionally meet with their students but that is dependant on their schedule. Our program is designed to be flexible and fit around our students personal or work commitments, as such there is no time or location commitment.
Yes, our course was designed to fit around our students work or personal commitments. The majority of our students are working full time. You can fit in the study hours when you wish and there is no time pressure from us to complete assignments.
No, a basic understanding of construction is beneficial, but not required. You will have a Senior QS there to answer any questions you might have, big or small
Yes, each graduate receives an industry certificate posted to their physical address. Their tutor also provides a professional reference for them to use in the industry