New Zealand Certificate in Plastics Engineering Technology


Subject area

Plastics 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 expected that the learning of technical knowledge and skills will be reinforced through application in a commercial environment.

Should unit standards be specified in a programme of study or industry training programme leading to this qualification, please consult the explanatory notes section of the unit standards concerned, as there may be legislative and health and safety requirements.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the plastics processing industry with people with advanced technical expertise in the plastics processing environment to maximise productivity and production efficiency.

The qualification is designed for people who have already completed the New Zealand Certificate in Plastics Engineering (Level 4) or have equivalent knowledge and wish to further develop their technical and/or operational knowledge and skills within their chosen plastics processing discipline.

Graduates will be able to provide technical leadership in plastics processing and may have some responsibility for the management of learning and performance of others.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Not Available

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

Provided by:

Capstone Editing - Director and Head Editor



Up to A$5,000

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Rural Women New Zealand Education Fund

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



Up to $500.00

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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

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.

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