3 Top Construction Management Course in New Zealand 2020

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3 Top Construction Management Course in New Zealand 2020

New Zealand needs lots of people in 2020 for Construction. Construction is in the skill-shortage list in 2020.

There are 100 Billion's of Dollars on stake and the New Zealand Government is looking for skilled people to take the responsibility to take the job in their hand to deliver them. They are looking for people to take the country ahead, as there is a lot of demand for skilled people in New Zealand. 

There are multiple projects pending in New Zealand or those are on hold because the New Zealand Government is not able to find the skilled people to complete the project.

New Zealand Government has introduced a new skill-shortage list as they require people who can take these projects which are pending for a long time or they can contribute to making the new plans. 

Below you can find the link for the skills they are looking for.: 

Construction and Infrastructure skill-shortage list 2020 : Click here

The Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL) contains occupations that are in critical shortage in the Construction industry across New Zealand and other parts of New Zealand including Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington.

If your skills appear on the CISSL and meet the list requirements, you may be granted an Essential Skills work visa leading to Permanent Residence. If the occupation is on the LTSSL, then you also be able to apply for residence.

What you will do as a Building and Construction Manager

Building and construction managers required to do the following:\

·              Get in touch with clients, building professionals, local councils and architects

·              Calculate the number of workers, types of machinery and materials required for the project

·              estimate the amount and put in tenders for jobs

·              planing building programs and co-ordinate supplies of materials and machinery

·              hiring plan of workers and apprentices and liaise with subcontractors

·              to put in place health and safety systems

·              design, implement traffic management and environmental plans

·              work with quantity surveyors to keep the cost within budget.

Skills and knowledge required

Building and construction managers need to have the following skills:

·              thorough knowledge of building methods and materials

·              skill to understand drawings and architectural plans

·              knowledge of building standards and safety regulations

·              mathematics skills, and knowledge of cost control and purchasing

·              Deep knowledge of health and safety procedures

·              Knowledge of quality control systems

·              management and business skills.

Working conditions

Building and construction managers work required:

·              might work long and irregular hours, including weekends if required

·              work on the field, building, and demolition sites, where conditions may be dusty, dirty and noisy depending upon the site

·              might require to travel out of town to work on projects, or source materials and equipment.


Programs which can lead you to permanent residence base on Construction and Infrastructure skill shortage list

Graduate Diploma in Construction Related Programs:

1.    Unitec: Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management is a course you would be aiming at if you are planning to live in Auckland for your study. Offering the best in class infrastructure and study which will lead you to employment.

  • International Fee: NZ$24,000
  • Intake: Sem 1 2020: 24 Feb – 28 June*
  •             Sem 2 2020: 20 July – 22 Nov*
  • English Language Requirement: IELTS 6 overall with No Bands Less Than 6 or 58 overall in PTE with No Score Less than 50 in Each Module.
  • Location: Auckland City (Mount Albert)

2.   Manukau Institute of Technology: Graduate Diploma in engineering, if you are keen to learn specific skills in Structural and Water and Waste Management.

This is one of the best government-funded polytechnics. This polytechnic has a very high employment success rate.

  • International Fee: NZ$23,700
  • Intake: Sem 1 2020: February 
  •              Sem 2 2020: July
  • English Language Requirement: IELTS 6 overall with No Bands Less Than 6 or 58 overall in PTE with No Score Less than 50 in Each Module.
  • Location: MIT Otara (Manukau)

3.   Western Institute of Technology: Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highway) This is a government-funded polytechnic which has two campuses, one in Hamilton and another one in New Plymouth. This is one of the only polytechnics which offers specialization in Highway Engineering in New Zealand.

  • International Fee: NZ$22,500
  • Intake: Hamilton: Feb 2020, July 2020, November 2020
  •              New Plymouth: April 2020 and September 2020
  • English Language Requirement: IELTS 6 overall with No Bands Less Than 6 or 58 overall in PTE with No Score Less than 50 in Each Module.
  • Location: Hamilton ( Waikato) and New Plymouth ( Taranaki )

These are the best Polytechnique to study Construction-related programs at an affordable price and settle in New Zealand while Construction is still in a skill shortage list in New Zealand.

To get admission and career guidance for any of these Polytechnique in New Zealand, please contact us!

Skill Shortage list of New Zealand

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