New Zealand Certificate in Protective Coatings

MITO New Zealand Incorporated

Subject area

Manufacturing Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified.


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Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates have a current workplace first aid certificate covering unit standards 26551, 26552 (or equivalent).

Qualification in the New Zealand Certificate in Protective Coatings (Level 3) is a prerequisite to enrolment in this qualification. Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) may be an option.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the protective coatings sector with tradespeople who are skilled protective coatings applicators and who can supervise trade assistants.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification that recognises specialised skills and knowledge in protective coatings application and in supervision, supports improved job performance, and enhances employment opportunities.

The protective coatings industry will benefit by having staff with recognised skills and knowledge to competently and consistently apply protective coatings and supervise the preparation of surfaces.

This qualification is targeted at people who have attained the New Zealand Certificate in Protective Coatings (Level 3), but is also a credential for those already working in the protective coatings industry.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Engineering and Related Technologies at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

BPW Hawera Second Chance Education Grant

Provided by:

BPW New Zealand - Projects Chair



The grant is up to $1000 .

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Lyttelton Port Company Director's UC Scholarship

Provided by:

University of Canterbury - The Scholarships Office




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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

Fax: (04) 494 0006

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