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Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor)
Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor)

Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor)

  • ID:CPIT640172
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Level 3 or 4 qualification in planning and construction.
  • If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

Take a leading role in construction by gaining the skills and knowledge required to act as a supervisor.

You must be working in a supervisory role in the construction industry to undertake this course.

You'll develop the expertise to supervise small teams on building sites, including sub-contractors, and to manage projects in a timely way. You'll also learn about drawings and specifications, employment relationships, interpersonal conflict, site safety plans and written communication.

By the end of the programme you will be adept at:

  • communicating effectively with site staff

  • applying health and safety principles on site

  • supervising building and administration processes

  • applying conflict resolution strategies

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

  • For further study you could consider the New Zealand Diploma in Construction.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This programme is delivered at Ara to people employed in the industry. Completion of this qualification gives you the skills to take on more responsibility on construction projects. You could become a site supervisor or site foreman or even set up your own business.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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