New Zealand Construction Sector Training Programme


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) quarterly Construction and Infrastructure Surveys continue to show that while construction and infrastructure workloads have increased growth across New Zealand, an acute skill shortage is creating bottlenecks that threaten the viability of the sector

New Zealand needs a skilled, sustainable construction workforce to ensure the sector has the people it needs now and into the future, with estimates that the construction industry will need an extra 50,000 workers by 2022.

To meet the growing demand for skills, industry professionals must play their part in developing and upskilling their workforce.

In order to help industry leaders take positive action and future-proof their workforce so that their companies are not left behind, RICS has recently launched the RICS New Zealand Construction Sector Training Program: a unique program designed for quantity surveyors and construction professionals looking to build their professional skills and commercial expertise.

The training program’s face-to-face sessions run across the lifecycle of construction projects focusing on core RICS Pathway Competences in Quantity Surveying and Construction.

Individual courses include:

  • Key Construction Contracts NZS3910
  • Construction Conflict Avoidance and Dispute Resolution
  • Procurement and Tendering
  • Advanced Cost Planning and Estimating
  • Negotiation Skills in Construction
  • Managing Change – Variations
  • Delay and Disruption
  • Project Financial Control
  • Contract Administration

The training program can be taken by individuals in your company or as a comprehensive development program for a construction team, customised to your specific requirements for added value.

The sessions are designed to be interactive and practical and will be delivered by experienced RICS Chartered Professionals with local and international experience.

RICS is committed to helping the New Zealand construction sector build its workforce capability and capacity. To book an upcoming workshop for you or your team, please contact Mike Stevens in the RICS Training team: +64 27 425 1633 or [email protected].