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New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Construction Management)

New Zealand


What will I learn?

The New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Construction Management) prepares you with the specific knowledge and skills you’ll need to assist with all stages of construction management under the supervision of an experienced practitioner.

A career in construction management requires an in-depth knowledge of building and construction principles, great people skills, and an aptitude for organisation. You’ll be responsible for the control, planning, and execution of a construction project from start to finish, so you must gain the right skills to be able to confidently deliver successful, safe and up-to-standard projects.

This includes:

Managing construction site logistics, resource allocation, and construction activity for small, medium, and large construction programmes
Managing site establishment and provision of site services for short and long-duration construction projects
Creating technical sketches to communicate information relevant to the construction project
Applying leadership principles to manage construction site teams and supporting the physical and mental well-being of a diverse construction site workforce.


Apply to learn to real-world scenarios using the latest technologies in construction.
Nationally-recognised qualification. This qualification is nationally recognised by professional organisations like the NZ Institute of Building.
Graduate work-ready. You’ll gain key skills and knowledge that will enable you to move confidently into work, assisting with all stages of construction management, under the supervision of an experienced practitioner.
Prepare for Site 2 License. Once you’ve graduated, you can apply to get a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) Site 2 License, which recognises you as a competent professional in your chosen field.
Move into further study. Easily transition into Unitec's Bachelor of Construction in any of our three majors: Construction Management, Construction Economics, or Property Development. Cross-credits are available. ​

Further study

Once you graduate, you’ll be ready to work as a junior construction manager. With further study, like Unitec’s Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management), you’ll be able to work independently in a number of jobs, including as a qualified construction manager.

Preparing for study

You'll need the right equipment to meet health and safety requirements for on-site visits. This includes:

Safety boots (steel-capped shoes)
High visibility vest
Hard hat

Which department am I in?

School of Building Construction

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$23,350.00 (US$ 14,961) per year
Start date

27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Unitec Institute of Technology

Mt Albert Campus,

139 Carrington Road,


Mt Albert,

1025, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have NCEA Or IGCSE with 3 A-C; Or a NZQA accredited certificate. High School Diploma with C average. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5.

For international students

For this programme, you will need the following:

Achieved one of the below:

A total of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 including 12 credits in Mathematics; or
An appropriate qualification at Level 3; or
Be at least 20 years old by the time the programme begins AND provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the programme

8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing).

English requirements

If English is not your first language you need to have Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (no band<5.5) or equivalent. Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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