Level 5

Study construction management and supervision

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

Programme highlights

Are you wanting to move into a supervisory role in the construction industry?

Gain the work-ready skills to get a job as a main contract supervisor on a construction site. The bonus is you earn while you learn.

This programme is for anyone wanting to take the next step in their construction career and/or those already working in supervisory roles who want to have their skills recognised.

You must be employed in the construction industry and have employer approval for access to supervision opportunities within their company of employment.

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
  • A level 4 qualification in a construction related area or equivalent work experience.
  • Special and discretionary admission is available.
  • Applicants must be employed in the construction industry and have employer approval for access to supervision opportunities within their company of employment.
  • It is expected that applicants for this programme will have technical knowledge, skills, and experience in a construction-related trade that they will be supervising.
English language entry requirements

International applicants are required to have an IELTS score of 5.5 (general or academic) with no individual band lower than 5 from one test taken in the preceding two years, or an equivalent described in NZQA Rules.

Special & discretionary admission

Any ākonga who is 20 years of age or older and has not reached the general admission requirements for their intended programme is eligible for Special Admission. Te Pūkenga works with the ākonga to ensure they are prepared for their intended programme. Any ākonga who is not yet 20 years of age and has not reached the general admission requirements for their intended programme may be eligible for Discretionary Admission. In assessing whether to grant Discretionary Admission, the delegated authority focuses on the applicant’s level of preparedness for their intended programme.

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Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below five courses (70 credits):

CONS5601 Contracts (15 credits)

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to read and understand contracts.

Upon the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Apply legislative knowledge to the planning of construction or construction-manufacturing projects
  • Use information from contract documents to set-up project files.

CONS5603 Programming and scheduling (15 credits)

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to implement a programme of work for a construction related project.

Upon the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Implement a programme of work for a construction related project.

CONS5604 Planning (15 credits)

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to plan and coordinate a construction related project.

Upon the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Plan and coordinate a construction related project.
  • Develop a plan for workforce development in a construction or a construction related environment.

CONS5605 Site management (15 credits)

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to manage a construction related work site.

Upon the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Supervise a project on a construction related work site.
  • Lead and monitor staff in a construction related team.

CONS5632 Methods and practices in construction related trades (10 credits)

The aim of this course is to develop knowledge of methods and practices for on-site supervision and current technologies, practices and materials used in a construction related trades context.

Upon the successful completion of this course, ākonga will be able to:

  • Develop techniques for on-site supervision of work programmes in a construction related trades environment.
  • Implement strategies to maintain knowledge of current technologies, practices and materials used in a construction related trades context.
Do you want to study a single course, without enrolling into the full programme?

Courses within some of our programmes may be offered as an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Programme entry requirements and course fees apply. For more information, please speak to our friendly Ask Me! team.

Careers and pathways

Further training or study

This qualification may lead to the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, and the New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6).

Career opportunities

Graduates of the construction-related trades strand will be able to work in a construction-related trade in a range of supervisory roles including Team Leader, Supervisor, Operations Team Leader, or Operations Supervisor.

With further training and/or work experience, graduates may be able to move into management roles within residential building, commercial construction, construction-related trades, or manufacturing.

For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

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Free study for the first year of your Level 3 or above qualification may be available under the government’s fees-free study scheme. Visit feesfree.govt.nz for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact StudyLink for more information.

Information is correct as at 31 January 2024. 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 2024 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2024 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2024 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 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pūkenga 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.