Residential Construction Supervisor (Level 5)

LevelLevel 5
Level45 weeks

Are you looking to enhance your construction career and open doors to exciting leadership roles? This residential construction course will give you the skills, knowledge, and capabilities needed to become a qualified supervisor and excel in the construction sector. Study online with Builders Academy and enjoy the freedom to learn while you work.

“It has everything I have encountered as a business owner, including things I didn’t know how to go about.”

-Scott Wielinga, Wielinga Construction, Napier

Site Supervisor Course

Builders Academy NZ is delivering this site supervisor course on behalf of NZMA through a sub-contracting arrangement.

Are you working in the construction industry, and are looking to advance your career? Take the next step with our online Certificate in Residential Construction Supervisor (Level 5) course. 

Our site supervisor course is designed for experienced builders aiming for supervisory roles, this course helps you transition smoothly from hands-on construction to residential construction management positions, elevating your career within the industry you love. 

Builders Academy's fully online program lets you study at your own pace while continuing to work. You'll gain essential skills in managing construction teams, planning, compliance, and quality assurance, ensuring you meet industry standards and legal requirements. 

Specializing in residential building methods and best practices, this online qualification teaches the latest techniques and technical aspects of residential construction, preparing you for roles such as site supervisor, site foreman, or carpentry site supervisor.

*This programme is currently only offered to domestic students.


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Key Information

  • Compliance regulations and how to apply your knowledge in residential construction  

  • Construction planning knowledge to monitor and evaluate work schedules effectively  

  • Managing conflict and how to identify, understand and manage interpersonal conflicts  

  • How to provide effective communication skills  

  • Leadership skills and how to monitor performance, implement training, and well-being responsibilities  

  • Quality assurance processes and how to apply your knowledge in your role.  

  • Sustainable practices in social, economic, and environmental in the construction sector  

  • Residential building and understand current practices to apply on-site. 

Course Cost: $1,400

  • This site supervisor qualification is targeted at people who have a relevant trade qualification or equivalent technical knowledge, skills and experience in a construction related trade and wish to gain the additional knowledge and skills required to supervise construction related teams and work programmes.

  • Domestic applicants with English as a Second language must be proficient in the English language.

  • Must be employed in the residential construction industry in New Zealand in a supervisory role or as a tradesperson with a level of opportunity for supervision.

This programme is currently only offered to domestic students.

  • Access to a computer or laptop, a microphone, and a reliable internet connection. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you need to be currently employed in a construction trade in a supervisory role, or have equivalent experience.

A Certificate in Residential Construction Supervisor typically takes 12 months, or about 45 teaching weeks to complete.

This residential construction course is broken down into 15 hours a week. Each week this works out to 10 hours of work that you’re already doing onsite, and five hours online.

Builders Academy's Workplace Educators come to site every 6 weeks.

Yes, there are night classes that are held fortnightly to help with your bookwork.

Yes, all submissions are online except some modules that require on site observation visits from your assessor.


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