New Zealand Certificate in Seafood

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Seafood Processing


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Entry requirements

To complete the Aquaculture strand it is recommended that candidates hold the New Zealand Certificate in Aquaculture (Level 4) with strands in Hatchery, Fish and Shellfish [Ref: 3134].

To complete the Seafood Processing strand it is recommended that candidates hold the New Zealand Certificate in Seafood Processing (Level 4) [Ref: 3131].

To complete the Commercial Fishing strand it is recommended that candidates hold the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Fishing (Level 4) [Ref: 3132].

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the seafood sector with people who are able to work as technical specialists, supervisors or operational managers involved in planning and managing an aquaculture, seafood processing operation on land or at sea, or harvesting or fishing activities.

This qualification is for people who are already working in the aquaculture, seafood processing or commercial fishing industries and wish to gain the skills to move to a specialist technical role.

The seafood sector will benefit from having established standards of specialist technical performance for specific seafood operations that can provide domestic and/or international markets with confidence in a quality range of seafood products.

Graduates will be capable of operating at a specialist technical level without supervision, and will have responsibility for managing 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

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