New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing


Subject area

Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology




2 Years

Total student fees


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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Wintec's Certificate in Dairy Technology (L3), or National Certificate in Dairy Manufacturing (L4), or equivalent. Selection criteria applicable. English Lang. Reqs: IELTS 6.0 with all bands at 5.5 or higher, or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$3,939 $7,878
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,989 $9,978
Total $8,928 $17,856

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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

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

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