New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Construction

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Building not elsewhere classified


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

All candidates must hold a current first aid certificate to be awarded this qualification.

TEOs offering programmes leading to this qualification must maintain currency with amendments to, and replacements of, relevant legislation, regulations, rules, and Australia/New Zealand Standards.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is designed to provide the construction industry with trained people who have attained the practical skills, knowledge and aptitude to work professionally, constructing foundations for building projects.

The qualification provides recognition of knowledge and skills for people working in construction contracting situations as foundations specialists, as well as those working in the building relocation industry.

This qualification supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - Building & Housing's Builder Licensing Scheme, providing eligibility for a streamlined application process toward the Foundations Licence Class. The Foundations Licence is compulsory for those constructing building foundations from March 2012.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

TMI Educational Scholarships

Provided by:

Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated - The Scholarships Unit



$250 (secondary) and $5000 (tertiary) each.

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Keystone Trust Student Study Awards

Provided by:

The Keystone New Zealand Property Education Trust - Marketing & Events Coordinator



Up to $5,000 per annum for threeyears

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 381 6430
Fax: (04) 381 6431

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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