New Zealand Certificate in Process Control and Automation

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Industrial Engineering


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Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates will have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Theory) (Level 4) [Ref: 2252] and the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Practice) (Level 4) [Ref: 2251], or a relevant New Zealand certificate in electrical theory and practice at level 4.

Alternatively, it is recommended that candidates have training and experience in mechanical aspects of industrial processes.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide industry with individuals who have in-depth and specialised knowledge of Industrial Measurement, Control, and Automation, and practical skills to carry out specification, installation, servicing, calibration, and commissioning in process or automation systems.

Candidates pursuing this qualification should note that it may be a legal requirement for them to obtain registration as an electrician or electrical service technician with the Electrical Workers Registration Board, depending on the nature of their work.

This qualification is suitable for those wanting to advance their career as an instrumentation technician or automation technician.

Graduates will be capable of operating at a senior technician level.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Hauraki Greenland Scholarship

Provided by:

Ministry of Justice



$5,000 pa

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Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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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: (09) 525 2590
Fax: (09) 525 2591

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

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