2020 Modular Training Program

NZIBS Diploma in Building Surveying – ISO9001: 2015 (level 5) – Core Module Training Programme 2020

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 will run in Auckland from February to July 2020.

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

Mon 17 Feb 2020

1 day


Introduction to the Building Act & Related Legislation

Tue 18 Feb 2020

1 day


Properties of Moisture

Tue 3 to Wed 4 Mar 2020

2 days


The Building Envelope & Cladding Systems

Thu 5 Mar 2020

1 day


Condition & Compliance Reporting

Tue 31 Mar 2020

1 day


Residential Property Inspections

Wed 1 to Thu 2 Apr 2020

2 days


Forensic Investigations

Tue 28 Apr 2020

1 day


Technical Report Writing for Expert Witnesses

Wed 29 Apr 2020 (a.m.)

½ day


Decay, Fungi & Moulds

Wed 29 Apr 2020 (p.m.)

½ day


Durability & Material Performance

Tue 19 May 2020

1 day


Building Remediation

Wed 20 May 2020

1 day


Contract Administration

Tue 16 Jun 2020

1 day


Asset & Maintenance Planning

Wed 17 Jun 2020

1 day


Lease Reinstatement (Dilapidations)

Thu 18 Jun 2020

1 day


Technical Due Diligence for Commercial Properties

The Core Module Programme 2020 is open for registrations – you can attend any of the Core Module training courses anytime throughout the year.

You do not have to be a NZIBS Member to attend a Core Module training course.

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 all 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 discount off the registration fee.

For more information please refer to the terms and conditions as outlined in the NZIBS Core Module registration form 2020.