New Zealand Certificate in Primary Products Food 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

This qualification must maintain currency with amendments to, and replacements of, legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice relevant to the industry sector, which may include:
- Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997;
- Animal Products Act 1999;
- Biosecurity Act 1993;
- Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015;
- Resource Management Act 1991;
- Local by-laws;
- Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs)
- General Requirements for Export (GREXs) outlined by the Ministry of Primary Industries

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for people in the primary food processing industry who carry out laboratory, environmental, or quality assurance technical tasks.
The qualification includes strands that recognise the distinct skills and knowledge required for specific job roles in the primary products food processing industries.
Graduates will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the primary products food processing industry as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved job performance and support career opportunities.
Graduates will be able to work in a self-managed capacity and may have some responsibility for the performance of others.

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

Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

Provided by:

Massey University



At the discretion of the Selection Committee

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Transpower Rural Communities Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Rural Communities Trust



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

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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