New Zealand Diploma in Construction [Construction Management strand] (Level 6)

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.

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

You will have the opportunity to visit different construction sites and following the construction of a house project making a log book of the work that's going on. This gives you just 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 orientated 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!Programme info for International Students

Content Details

Topics Include (subject to change)

  • Building Materials
  • Building Law
  • Tendering & Contract Administration
  • Communications Skills for the Construction Industry
  • Building Services
  • Construction for Small, Medium & Large Buildings
  • Methodology
  • Programming
  • Environment
  • Feasibility
  • Quality Assurance
  • Site Safety & Site Management processes


Planned intakes*: February, July
Delivery modes: Full-time/part-time
Locations*: Online, Tauranga (Windermere Campus)
Duration: Two years

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

2018 intakes:

  • 19 February, 2018 - 23 November, 2018
  • 12 February, 2018 - 16 November, 2018 (Flexi option)

Two full-time years of academic study; each year is 34 weeks with classes scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time.

Flexi-learn (for those currently employed in the construction industry)
Two years of academic study; commencement is at various times throughout the year. You enrol by course and choose the number of courses you wish to enrol into at any one time. You will also need to undertake a significant amount of self-directed study. Refer to the timetable for specific dates.

  • Year One You attend Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30pm-9.00pm approximately every fortnight, and on the alternate weeks a full day 8:30am-5.00pm on Wednesdays
  • Year Two You attend Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:30pm-9.00pm approximately every fortnight, and on the alternate weeks a full day 8:30am-5.00pm on Tuesdays

Part-time Study
Part-time study is available for both full-time & flexilearn modes and can be undertaken throughout the year. Please enquire for detail.

To see full details of the next available intake please visit the application form.

Indicative Fees

2018 domestic students $6,376.00 per year

2018 international students $19,952.00 per year

2018 flexi-learn option $797.00 per course

Course related costs may apply

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

Career Opportunities

  • Construction management technician
  • Construction manager
  • Project manager
  • Specialist field
  • Construction supervisor
  • Site manager

Occupations relating to this programme are on the Skill Shortage List.

Study Pathways

Other Study Pathways:

  • Bachelor of Applied Technology - Unitec
  • Bachelor of Construction - Massey University
  • Bachelor degrees in business or technology

Entry Criteria

Entry to this programme is open however it is recommended that people entering the programme have:

  • A minimum of 48 credits minimum in 4 subjects including English and Maths
  • Or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills

Flexi-Learn Delivery Option

If you plan to enrol in the flexi-learn option then 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.


International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 6 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.