New Zealand Certificate in Food or Beverage Processing

Competenz

Subject area

Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology

Qualification

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

Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning arrangements

Organisations that offer programmes towards the qualification are expected to have Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment processes in place.

Credit transfer will be automatic where assessment standards are used for assessment within programmes of study or training leading to this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the food or beverage processing industry with people who have the skills and knowledge to work in production roles, under limited supervision.

Graduates will have the technical skills and knowledge required to work within quality systems in food or beverage processing, and for the safe, efficient operation plant and equipment used in food or beverage processing operations.

The food processing industry includes, but is not limited to: poultry, general food including: frozen products, milling, confectionery, edible oils and fats.

The beverage industry includes but is not limited to: the production of fermented and unfermented beverages including fruit, and syrup based beverages, but excluding wine.

Processing at this level includes operating equipment or controlling processes to add value to food or beverage raw materials or products and controlling storage and packaging operations for raw materials or products.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Process and Resources Engineering at this level can earn:

$37,000

Median earnings one year after study

$40,000

Median earnings two years after study

$47,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

73%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Meat Industry Association Scholarship

Provided by:

Massey University

Website:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/admission/scholarships-bursaries-awards/

Value:

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

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Transpower Rural Communities Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Rural Communities Trust

Website:

http://www.ruralcommunitiestrust.org.nz

Value:

So far, almost 1,000 grants have been approved, totaling well over $600,000.

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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 526 1800
Phone: 0800 526 1800
Fax: (09) 539 9899
Email: info@competenz.org.nz
Web: http://www.competenz.org.nz

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

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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