Become a qualified civil construction site supervisor and develop the skills needed to lead and supervise teams effectively. Learn about civil works, implementing operational plans and site risk management systems on construction projects, and earn the respect of your industry peers along the way.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Supervise civil works
Lead and supervise others
Ensure quantity and quality of output
Help devise technical solutions to non-routine problems
Implement management and operational plans
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Managing project budgets and timelines
Managing site safety, environmental and quality plans
Managing small teams of workers
Reporting project outcomes
Resolving site construction issues
A pathway to further study in the civil construction field
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
That you are employed in the civil construction industry and have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience including conducting site risk assessments and quality checklists as evidenced by a letter from your employer
The ability to access at least 300 hours of relevant experience at your place of work over your course duration
That you hold a valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) as evidenced by providing a copy of your white card
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Intermediate computer skills for emails and computer use
Maths skills to determine volumes, areas, weights
The ability to read drawings, specifications and longer reports such as environmental, safety and quality reports
An understanding of workplace policies such as codes of conduct
Experience developing toolbox talks in the industry
The ability to work well as part of a team
Exposure to risk and hazard assessments on a construction site
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10/12 high school level
To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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Our graduates go onto roles like: civil construction site supervisor, civil construction technical specialist and civil construction asset manager.
A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 units of competency, including 5 core and 7 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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