New Zealand Certificate in Dairy Processing

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the dairy processing sector with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to work as competent operators supervising dairy processing operations. This may include producing products such as cheese, ice cream, milk powder, milk protein, drinking milk or involved in packing, environment, or 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 personnel with experience in the dairy processing industry, who want to further develop their skills, knowledge, and have career progression opportunities.

The optional strands in this qualification recognises the skills and knowledge required to be able to operate the automated clean in place system and heat treatment process in a dairy products processing plant.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Engineering and Related Technologies 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

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

Provided by:

Massey University



At the discretion of the Selection Committee

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Meat Industry Association Scholarship

Provided by:

Massey University



$5,000 (undergraduate), $10,000 (postgraduate)

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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

Main Campus Office

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

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