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New Zealand Certificate in Wood Handling and Distribution

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Wood Based Manufacturing


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Entry requirements

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.
Resource Management Act 1991.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wood manufacturing industry with people who have the skills and knowledge relevant to work under limited supervision, in operational roles in the areas of log yard, wood fibre, timber yard, and paint operations. Each strand represents a process undertaken in wood panelling manufacturing.

Graduates will have the technical skills and knowledge required for the safe and efficient operation, of plant and equipment used in one of these processes.

Graduates of Log Yard Operations will also be able to carry out processes and operate machinery in a log yard operation.

Graduates of Paint Operations will also be able carry out processes and operate machinery in a paint operation.

Graduates of Timber Yarding and Despatch will also be able to carry out processes and operate machinery in a timber yarding and despatch operation.

Graduates of Wood Fibre Operations will also be able to carry out processes and operate machinery in a wood fibre operation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Process and Resources Engineering 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

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

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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

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