New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Main Contract Supervision) (Level 5)

Programme highlights

­­Learn the work-ready skills to get a job as a main contract supervisor on a construction site.

This programme is for anyone wanting to take the next step in their construction career.

It could lead to a job as a site, project or contract manager.

This programme is also for anyone already working in these roles who want to have their skills recognised.

Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
(MIT TechPark from mid-2020)
Level 5
Domestic fees $3,000 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2382
Duration

One year

Study Method One night per week
Credits 57
International Fees NZD$10,100 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Academic

Applicants will either have the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor) Level 4 or equivalent; or

Relevant current industry experience to be supported by a validated portfolio of industry experience.

Applicants must be working in a medium sized building or commercial working environment.

It is expected that applicants will have existing knowledge and skills in the trade that they will be supervising.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

Regulatory or other requirements

No additional criteria are applicable.

Interviews

An orientation evening will be held for all applicants to enable sharing of work experience, prior learning, and consideration whether this qualification is appropriate for their career path.

The evening will also provide an opportunity to outline the programme and ensure that: the applicant has applied for the most appropriate programme.

Selection

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be accepted on to the programme on a first-come-first served basis.

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

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Career opportunities

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Main Contract Supervision) (Level 5) will be able to work in residential or commercial construction as:

  • Main Contract Supervisors
  • Business Ownership/Operators

With further training and/or experience, graduates may be able to work in residential or commercial construction as:

  • Site Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Contract Managers

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (57 credits):

215.503 Concrete Construction methods and weatherproofing systems

Apply a broad range of technical theoretical and operational knowledge of current building and construction practices as they apply to the construction of medium buildings in a supervisory role

215.504 Supervision of sub-trades for a medium build

Supervise workers and subcontractors through effective communication, professionalism and planning to the completion of their portion of a medium building construction project to the required safety, technical, quality and productivity standards expected in a commercial environment

215.505 Non-structural exterior and ceiling wall systems

Supervise workers and subcontractors through effective communication, professionalism and planning to the completion of their portion of a medium building construction project to the required safety, technical, quality and productivity standards expected in a commercial environment

215.506 Building Construction methods and order lists

Apply a broad range of technical theoretical and operational knowledge of current building and construction practices as they apply to the construction of medium buildings in a supervisory role

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Trades calendar.

Further training or study

This certificate could lead to further study at diploma or degree level in the field of Management, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology or any other building and construction related fields.

Once you’ve achieved this qualification, explore your next study option and see how you could become one of MIT degree grads who earn more*, to be among the highest employment rates and those who are the best paid.

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Key information for students

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Main Contract Supervision) (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. General It is expected that applicants will have existing knowledge and skills in the trade that they will be supervising. Applicants will either have the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor) Level 4 or equivalent. OR Relevant current industry experience to be supported by a validated portfolio of industry experience Applicants will be working in a medium build or commercial environment. Academic Nil English Language entry requirements Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements. For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following website http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/app-2/the-table/ and http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/ Regulatory or other requirements No additional criteria are applicable. Interviews An orientation evening will be held for all applicants to enable sharing of work experience, prior learning, and consideration whether this qualification is appropriate for their career path. The evening will also provide an opportunity to outline the programme and ensure that: the applicant has applied for the most appropriate programme. Selection Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be accepted on to the programme on a first-come-first served basis
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 40 Weeks
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$2,781 $2,781
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$4,849 $4,849
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$7,630 $7,630
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. N/A
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $38,753
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $30,712 - $47,749
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 74%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 17%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 6%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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