New Zealand Certificate in Distribution

Skills Update Training and Education Group

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25 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to recognise individuals that have attained sufficient knowledge and operational skills required to safely operate as a distribution operator in warehousing, distribution and supply.

Businesses and communities will benefit from having qualified people, with relevant skills that contribute to improving performance and productivity in distribution organisations.

Graduates will be capable of operating at an entry level, receiving goods, preparing and recording goods for dispatch under limited supervision.

The optional strand in Mechanised Goods Handling recognises the specialised skills and knowledge required to use mechanised goods handling equipment in a distribution environment.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Warehousing and Distribution Qualification at Level 2 including NCEA Level 2 Vocational Pathway in Services Sector or equivalent knowledge and skills is preferred. All applicants must be16 years of age or over and be able to demonstrate that their Literacy and Numeracy levels show a readiness to succeed in this course. All applicants are also required to show a readiness or interest in the warehousing and Distribution vocational area

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


25 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
Total N/A N/A

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $45,000
Earnings range $39,000 - $50,000
In employment 72%
In further study 50%
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 255 1464
Fax: (09) 275 9571

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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