Diploma in Building Surveying

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NZIBS Diploma in Building Surveying – ISO9001: 2008 (level 5) – Core Module Training Programme 2017

Our building surveyors master a rigorous training programme which is part of the NZIBS Transitional Membership career pathway to becoming a Registered Building Surveyor.

The NZIBS Core Module training programme covers building law, forensic investigation, building science, material performance, construction methods, building remediation, technical report writing and expert witness work, and more.

The below block courses are run in Auckland and Christchurch during 2017 and in 2018.

The course duration ranges from 1 – 2 days, with an examination at the end of the Core Module training day.

  • Module 1 – Properties of Moisture
  • Module 2 – Forensic Investigations
  • Module 3 – The Building Act Regime
  • Module 4 – Recording and Reporting
  • Module 5 –
    • Part A:  Decay, Fungi and Moulds
    • Part B: Durability and Materials Performance
  • Module 6 – Cladding Systems
  • Module 7 – Condition / Compliance Reporting
  • Module 8 –
    • Part A: Asset Management / Maintenance Planning
    • Part B: Dilapidations (Lease Reinstatement)
  • Module 9 –
    • Part A: Remediation
    • Part B: Contract Administration 101
  • Module 10 –
    • Part A: Residential Pre-Purchase Inspections and Reporting
    • Part B: Technical Due Diligence for Commercial Properties

To learn more about each Core Module training courses please refer to the
NZIBS Core Module programme 2017 here >>


NZIBS Core Module programme 2018 here >>

To register for one or more Core Modules please refer to the

NZIBS Core Module registration form 2017 here >>.


NZIBS Core Module registration form 2018 here >>.

Core Module 9 and 10 training courses in Christchurch, registrations close on Monday 6 November 2017.

Christchurch venue location: Sudima Airport Hotel, Christchurch Airport.

If you purchase all ten Core Module courses upfront you will receive 5% discount, to learn more please refer to the Core Module 2018 registration form. No transfers through to 2019.

We highly recommend that you ideally become a NZIBS Transitional Member before starting the Core Module Training Programme.

NZIBS Members and non members can attend the above training courses. CPD points are applicable.

Once you have completed all ten Core Module training courses and the associated examinations you can chose to apply for the NZIBS Diploma in Building Surveying ISO9001:2008.

If you have a question in relation to the above training please call Ph: 0800 11 34 00.

NZIBS Core Module Training Criteria

For a NZIBS Core Module Course to run we require a minimum of 10 participants, with a maximum of 20 participants. Notice will be given 10 business days prior if the course is unable to run, due to attendance numbers.

To be eligible for the NZIBS Member registration rate, you need to be a current NZIBS full, transitional or student Member.

Payment is required upfront before the commencement of the module and/or before the close of registration.

Pre-course reading will be released the day after the registration closure date and to those who have paid for their training.

No refund will be given for any cancellation 10 days and under prior to a core module course date. A substitute can be provided in place of the person who is unable to attend.

No refund or discounts are offered if the participant chooses to attend the course and not undertake the examination.

Any pre-course reading information that is requested at a later date will incur an administrative charge of $25.00 + GST.

The current pass mark is 70% for a NZIBS Core Module Exam.

For those who are unsuccessful in the NZIBS Core Module Exam and have achieved a mark between 55 – 69%, you will be required to undertake an exam resit. There is a three month stand down period. NZIBS run exam resits quarterly, in the main centres. Exam resit registrations close on the 1st of the month, prior to the exam resit date.

If you achieved 54% and under you will need to complete the course again. NZIBS will offer those students a substantial discount off the registration fee.

For more information please refer to the terms and conditions as outlined in the NZIBS Core Module 2017 registration form.

NZIBS Core Module Exam Resit 2017

Any resit examination will incur a resit administration charge $195.00 + GST (member) and $250 + GST (non member), please refer to the top of page 2 of the NZIBS Core Module registration form 2017.

An examination resit needs to be conducted within one year of the course date. Each year the modules are updated to ensure they are kept relevant to what is happening within the industry. If you are unable to resit the examination after one year or you have attempted unsuccessfully to the maximum of 2 x NZIBS Core Module exam resit attempts, you will need to complete the module course again.

If you wish to undertake a Core Module Exam Resit, please complete and return the NZIBS Core Module training course registration form 2017 >> (complete the area at the top of page 2), before the 1st of the month, prior to the below exam resit dates.

NZIBS Core Module Exam Resits dates for 2017

  • Wednesday 15 November 2017 – Christchurch
  • Thursday 16 November 2017 – Auckland

NZIBS Core Module Exam Resits dates for 2018

  • Wednesday 28 February 2018 – Christchurch
  • Thursday 1 March 2018 – Auckland
  • Wednesday 30 May 2018 – Christchurch
  • Thursday 31 May 2018 – Auckland
  • Wednesday 29 August 2018 – Christchurch
  • Thursday 30 August 2018 – Auckland

In Wellington anytime, by prior appointment.

Or anytime by appointment in Wellington. To learn more or if you have any questions please ring: 0800 11 34 00, option 4, or via email