New Zealand Certificate in Seed Processing and Handling

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Crop Production


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for people who are employed in the seed processing industry and wish to gain the skills and knowledge to work as plant and equipment operators and implement all aspects of seed processing to meet industry standards.

It recognises the specific skills and knowledge of individuals who can, in a self-managed capacity, take responsibility for the daily operations in the seed processing sector.

The seed processing industry provides key inputs for land-based enterprises involved in local and export production through the provision of dressed seeds which minimise the environmental impacts of pest and disease treatment and enables improved productivity through increased plant growth and viability.

Graduates will be able to work independently.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Agriculture 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

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 691 111
Phone: (08) 00 20 80 20
Fax: (04) 801 9626

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