It's great being the boss – but it’s even better when you know the most effective way of getting the job done and have the qualification to prove it!
This qualification suits anyone who has been working in the construction industry and has moved up to a site supervisor role or who wants to take this step.
You'll learn everything you need to know about leadership and all the vital paperwork and regulations every construction project depends on.
With the opportunity to attend classes either in person on campus, or online (in real time), held twice a month, it’s an easy way to upskill and future-proof yourself.
The course focuses on construction methods and systems, order lists and supervision, ground retention, and weatherproofing.
You’ll learn about structural pre-cast concrete, weatherproofing of buildings, cladding systems, installing interior walls and ceilings, creating orders, and supervision of other trades.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Main Contract Supervision) (Level 5)
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1 year part-time
Offered online or partly online
|Indicative Fees||$1,744 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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Work in residential or commercial construction as:
- main contract supervisor
- business owner/operator
Topics you'll cover
- Concrete construction methods and weatherproofing
- Building construction methods and order list
- Ground retention systems and sub-trades
- Non-structural exteriors and ceiling and wall systems
|Indicative Fees *||$1,744 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You must have:
- existing knowledge and skills in the trade that you will be supervising, AND
- National Certificate in Construction Trades (Supervisor) (Level 4), or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
English language requirements
Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year part-time
- Offered online or partly online
Further Study Options
Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- further study at diploma or degree level in the field of Management, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology or any other building and construction related fields.