16 Feb

A Student Pathway to a career in Skill Shortage List of New Zealand

New Zealand’s building and construction industry generates employment for over 2, 45,000 people. The industry accounted for over 3699 NZD Million in the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Recently New Zealand is facing critical shortage of appropriate skill-set for the construction industry and the situation is driving prices and hopefully salaries. With an expected growth rate of 11% until 2022, the shortage is prominent in all levels of employment from laborers and technicians to engineers and project managers.

Being a small market, New Zealand put themselves on the international stage and try to attract people from overseas. The construction industry needs thousands of technicians and professionals and more than half of them need to be trade qualified.

Trades in Skill Shortage List

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Welder
  • Steel Fabricator, just to name a few.

Click here to check the trades listed in New Zealand Skill Shortage List.

Study in New Zealand

If you are a professional in the construction industry or a fresh graduate who aspire to step into the sector, New Zealand universities and poly-technic colleges offer a wide range of courses that would make you eligible to enter the long-term skill shortage list and short-term skill shortage list.

Courses we offer in New Zealand

Our partner institutions offer a range of programs in construction management and related skills, including diplomas, graduate diplomas and Bachelor degrees. Here is the list of courses available

  • New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction Management (Construction Management) (Level 6)
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Building Services)
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechatronics)
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Structures)
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Water & Waste)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology