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, and no prior knowledge of estimating or surveying is necessary.

One to one tutoring and mentorship:

NZES offers each student the opportunity to work one to one with an industry mentor who is experienced in the field. They will provide individual guidance and feedback along the way.

Stand out from the crowd:

An NZES qualification is highly desirable from an employer perspective. By completing this course, you can demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skills required to be an asset to your employers business.

Increase your earning potential:

New Zealand currently has a shortage of qualified professionals in the construction industry. Demand is increasing as this sector continues to grow. By having a NZES qualification you can not only increase your job prospects but also your earning potential.

Included Subject Areas

Tender Processes

Negotiated tendering | Public procurement | Single stage tendering | Open tendering Invited tendering

Elemental Estimates

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 Administration

Subcontract agreements | Valuation of subcontractors claims | Comparison of subcontract quotations

Cash Flow Forecasting

Cash flow forecasts | Progress against cash flow | Programme use

Tender Summaries

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.

Progress claims

How to prepare monthly claims | The importance of CCA compliance.


Course Length

Study time: 130 Hours (Full time: 4 weeks)

Study is self paced. As a result the course completion time varies, on average graduates put in approximately 130 hours of study.

Course Fee

Domestic/International Students
$4,655 (NZD)
Contact us for payment plans and options on funding.

Take your construction career to the next level