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

It is recommended that people complete the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Products Food Processing (Level 3) with strands in Laboratory Skills, Environmental Systems, and Product Quality Implementation [Ref: 2917] prior to undertaking this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the primary products food processing sectors with competent employees who have the skills and knowledge to carry out laboratory, environmental, or quality assurance technical tasks in a primary products food processing operation.

The qualification will support career opportunities for those individuals who are working in experienced positions in either laboratory operations, environmental systems, or product quality auditing.

The qualification is stranded to recognise the specific skills and knowledge to work in either laboratory operations, environmental systems, or product quality auditing, and further reflect the requirements of their specific job role.

The primary products food processing industries and the community will benefit from the establishment of standards of specialist technical performance for specific primary products food processing operations, which will provide domestic and international markets with confidence in a quality range of primary food products.

Graduates will be capable of working 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

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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Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

Provided by:

Massey University



At the discretion of the Selection Committee

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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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