Study construction management and supervision

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

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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.

Aspects of this programme are physically demanding, please talk with an Ask Me! agent if you face fitness or mobility challenges.

Flexible study option

Key facts

Start month(s)

July

Study location(s)

MIT TechPark

Level 5
Domestic fees

$3,100 (approx.)

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Not available

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Programme code NZ2382
Duration

Part-time for 1 year (34 teaching weeks)

The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 3 years.

Study method

One night per week

Credits 57
International fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

Not available

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Qualification leads to

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


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.

English language entry requirements

You will need English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English (an assessment may be required if your first language is not English).

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 or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.

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 and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the trades calendar.

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

For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

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.

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 17 August 2022. 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 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 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.