New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Field Operations

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Manufacturing Engineering


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Entry requirements

Completion of one of the strands is required to achieve this qualification. If the workplace has a gas or steam turbine learners can also complete one of the optional strands. The qualification cannot be achieved by completion of the optional strands alone.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the energy and chemical plant industry with competent workers who have attained the operational skills and knowledge required to work as control room operators.

This qualification is suitable for individuals working as process operators in an energy and chemical plant, or those wishing to enter the role.

The qualification is stranded to recognise the specialist knowledge and skills required to operate a range of energy and chemical plant equipment and processes.

Graduates of the optional strands will also be able to operate a gas or steam turbine.

Graduates will be capable of operating an energy and chemical plant in a self-managed capacity under broad guidance.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology 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 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (0800) 486 626
Phone: (0800) 486 626
Fax: (04) 499 9145

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