Course Overview

Do you want to lead the team on a building site? Construction management involves the supervision and management of construction sites to achieve the successful completion of a contract on time, on budget, and to a high standard. If you’re good with people and a clear decision-maker, this course could be right for you.

This course is open to students already working in the construction industry. It has been designed to further extend your construction knowledge while working around your work commitments.

Our tutors are industry experts; small class sizes ensure you’ll get all the support you need to succeed.

There is the right balance of applied theory and problem-solving skills to grab the construction management jobs that are popping up all over the country.

If you’re detail-oriented with great communication skills and enjoy taking charge, this is the place for you. It’s more than a course – it’s your chance to make things happen!

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Construction Management) (Level 6)
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Study options

2.5 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

If you already work in the industry you’ll have the option to study the course on campus and online, alternating tutorial days and times on a 2-week rotation.

Week one, you’ll attend 1 full day on-campus tutorials or online at set times. Week two, you’ll attend 1-2 evening classes on-campus or online at set times.

While there is an online tutorial option, there is a minimum requirement of days you must attend on-campus tutorials. You’ll also have access to additional course materials online and study these in your own time. Your study will typically take 2.5-5 years to complete.

Part-time study available

Total credits 240
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $7,200 per year for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • construction management technician
  • construction manager
  • project manager
  • specialist field
  • construction supervisor
  • site manager

Topics you'll cover

  • Industry Roles and Legislation
  • Tender Processes
  • Building Materials
  • Construction Communication
  • Small Building Construction
  • Building Feasibility
  • Building Services
  • Site Planning
  • Environmental Impact
  • Commercial Construction
  • Building Methodology
  • Construction Programming
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Construction Planning
  • Site Management
  • Financial Administration

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $7,200 per year for domestic students

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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

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

Entry criteria

There are no minimum academic requirements (open entry).  However it is recommended you:

  • have a minimum of 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 including English or Maths, OR
  • are able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.

Flexi-learn Delivery

In addition to the above you must already be working in the construction industry, and have a reasonable level of experience and the support of your employer. 

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.


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Course Locations and Intake Information

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Study options

  • 2.5 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • If you already work in the industry you’ll have the option to study the course on campus and online, alternating tutorial days and times on a 2-week rotation.

    Week one, you’ll attend 1 full day on-campus tutorials or online at set times. Week two, you’ll attend 1-2 evening classes on-campus or online at set times.

    While there is an online tutorial option, there is a minimum requirement of days you must attend on-campus tutorials. You’ll also have access to additional course materials online and study these in your own time. Your study will typically take 2.5-5 years to complete.
  • Part-time study available

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Further Study Options

Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions

  • Bachelor of Production Technology (under development and/or pending approval)
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Unitec)
  • Bachelor of Construction (Massey University)
  • Bachelor degrees in business or technology