Online Estimating Course

Access the course online, anywhere at anytime


Receive an Industry Certificate in Estimating and Tendering


Receive a reference for your endeavours from a senior estimator or senior quantity surveyor


Since 2015, we have offered an estimating course that will give you a qualification without taking years of study, and at a fraction of the cost of the polytechnics. Suitable for anyone, with or without Construction or Civil experience, you will have access to a tutor at all times via phone or email.

Due to popular demand, we now offer a Structural Steel and Fabrication estimating course. Contact us to find out more.

With no time limit on our course, you can start at any time, and study at your own pace, in your own place. No need to attend classes as it is all done electronically. Pay for each unit as you study, or receive a discount if you enrol and pay for the entire course up front. 

Our courses are based on current industry methods, which we update regularly, for Construction, Civil or Structural Steel tendering and estimating, as well as Contracts Administration, using First Principles and experience.

Whether you are an estimator already working in the industry that wants certification, a school leaver or just looking for a career change, this course will help you work towards a career as a Registered Estimator™

Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies are using our courses to upskill their existing staff, meaning
98% of our students are now currently employed or have their own business in the construction, civil or structural steel industry.

What our graduates have to say…

“Thank you very much for the advice, instruction and support.
I very much enjoyed the course
I now understand fully and appreciate the importance of Estimating and will seek roles in the industry to advance my skill set.”
Grant R

“Thanks a lot for your expert tuition and seeing me through the course. This course was so ideal for me, enabling me to do it in my own time! Any advice for the future from NZAE will be much appreciated by me!!  One day I might do the Civil construction course!”
Ivan B

“Many, many, thanks for your valuable time and support so that I could complete such a valuable course. I am excited about getting a certificate and beginning my career here in New Zealand. Once I have started in an estimator job, I would love to continue on the Civil course as well. Many thanks again, I highly appreciated your wonderful teaching method and I learned very a lot about New Zealand estimating and can now confidently work as an estimator in the construction area.”
Rico K

“The layout of the course is well designed. Excel sheets are well prepared and easily understandable.
The course is capable of making students understand the basics of elemental estimating and how things are done in the industry.”
Maryanne W

“Thanks, I am very pleased to have completed the course and glad I persevered! Thank you for all your direction and advice along the way.”
Paul G

“Will advise others to do this course also”
Anna T

“This course and area of work is something I really enjoy and want to continue. Already I have found it very beneficial to my current job and want to see how much further I can take this.”
Scott P