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Program description

Are you working in the construction industry and want to move into construction management?

If you have a building trade-related qualification or have extensive experience working in the trades, and want to move into a main contract supervisory position, then this programme is for you.

This Level 5 programme is aimed at qualified carpenters who are working on commercial or medium builds and want to move to a role overseeing the build as a site manager, project or contract manager.

This programme is also right for those who are already working in these roles and wish to formalise their experience.

Programme structure

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Admission 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.

IELTS test: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Examinations: FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill OET at Grade C in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 42; City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 42; Language Cert: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS.


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