New Zealand Certificate in Dairy Processing

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the dairy processing sectors with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to carry out a range of core dairy processing tasks, which involve producing products such as cheese, ice cream, milk powder, milk protein, drinking milk, or involved in milk collection.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the dairy processing industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved job performance and support career opportunities.

This qualification is targeted at entry level personnel in the dairy processing industry who want to further develop their skills, knowledge, and have career progression opportunities.

The optional strands in this qualification recognise the knowledge required to comply with automated clean in place systems and heat treatment processes in a dairy processing operation. Learners may complete one or both strands.

Graduates will be able to work as operators, under supervision in dairy processing operations.

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

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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