Commercial Construction Supervisor (Level 5)

Advance your career in commercial construction with our online construction management course. Enhance your expertise and acquire the vital skills and knowledge necessary for supervisory roles in the commercial industry. Develop a solid grasp of the latest building practices and techniques to lead your team safely and efficiently. Studying the Certificate in Commercial Construction Supervisor (Level 5) online with Builders Academy allows you to balance your studies with your work schedule.

“This course will give a solid background to what people are doing onsite.”

-Chris Doubleday, Learning and Development Practitioner, Builders Academy NZ

Online construction course

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

Are you ready to lead your construction team to success in the commercial sector? Our experienced tutors will guide you every step of the way. 

This construction supervisor course is perfect for skilled construction workers aspiring to supervisory roles in the commercial industry. It provides an in-depth understanding of essential hands-on skills for managing and supporting commercial construction teams. You will gain a thorough knowledge of construction planning, compliance, and quality assurance practices. 

We recognize the demands of your job, which is why our program is entirely online. Study construction online at your own pace, allowing you to continue working while advancing your education and career. 

This online qualification includes a specialized focus on commercial building methods and best practices. You'll learn the latest techniques and technical aspects of commercial construction, preparing you for supervisory roles such as site supervisor, site foreman, or carpentry site supervisor. 

* This online construction course is currently only offered to domestic students.


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Key Information

  • Compliance regulations and how to apply your knowledge in a construction work environment

  • 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

  • Commercial construction methods and practices to apply on-site.

Course Cost: $1,400

  • This construction 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 commercial construction related teams and work programmes.

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

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

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 Commercial Construction Supervisor typically takes 12 months, or about 45 teaching weeks to complete.

The commercial 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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