New Zealand Certificate in Trade Butchery

Skills4Work Limited

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1.7 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the retail meat industry with people who have the knowledge and skills to operate independently as trade qualified butchers in compliance with legislative and food safety requirements.

This qualification is designed for people working in the industry and will typically be achieved in the workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.

The qualification is designed to recognise trade essential knowledge and skills with optional strands that reflect areas of specialisation within the retail meat industry.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry is open to individuals who have an interest in retail butchery; however, it is recommended candidates hold the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] or equivalent skills and knowledge. This programme is not open to International Students. Skills4Work Limited will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the academic entry requirements for the programme but who, in the opinion of Skills4Work Limited, are capable of achieving the programme graduate outcomes.

Detailed requirements

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


1.7 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,232 $12,295
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,246 $14,019
Total $15,479 $26,314

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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 $42,000
Earnings range $34,000 - $52,000
In employment 60%
In further study 19%
On a benefit 5%

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) 588 5131
Fax: (09) 588 5115

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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