New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing

Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology


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Entry requirements

Includes but is not limited to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Food Act 2014.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the dairy processing sector with credentialled employees with advanced technical knowledge who can carry out a range of dairy processing operations and operate as a technical specialist with an emphasis on quality assurance and systems improvement.

It will establish standards of professional practice for technical specialists that can provide employers with confidence in the quality of manufacture of the range of dairy products produced.

It is targeted at individuals who are employed as experienced dairy processing technical specialists.

Graduates will benefit dairy processing companies by contributing to the achievement of systems and end to end value chain improvement, and overall manufacturing excellence.

Graduates will operate with a high level of responsibility and discretion within their organisation with full responsibility for product quality.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Process and Resources Engineering at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Meat Industry Association Scholarship

Provided by:

Massey University



$5,000 (undergraduate), $10,000 (postgraduate)

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Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

Provided by:

Massey University



At the discretion of the Selection Committee

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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

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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