New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing and Meat Product Manufacturing

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

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Entry requirements

The following legislation and guidelines, and subsequent amendments apply:
- Animal Products Act 1999
- Biosecurity Act 1993
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
- Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997
- Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARS), and
- General requirements for export (GREXs) outlined by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the meat and meat product manufacturing sector with competent employees, who are able to work in a boning, grading, meat quality assurance, slaughter, dressing or meat product manufacturing operation producing meat and manufactured meat products.
This qualification is stranded to recognise the specialist skills and knowledge required of the meat and meat product manufacturing industry.
This qualification will allow meat and meat product manufacturing workplaces to recognise graduate skills and knowledge that meet domestic and international market standards in a range of quality meat manufactured meat products.
This qualification is targeted at people who either have some experience, or who have a desire to progress through the industry.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Food and Hospitality 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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