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

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.

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.