New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

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Entry requirements

It is recommended candidates hold:
- the New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination) (Level 4) with an optional strand in Ante-Mortem [Ref: 3672]
- or the New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Level 4) with strands in Boning Operations, Grading, Meat Quality, Rendering, Slaughter Floor Operations, Dressing Operations, and Optimising Meat Yields (Level 4) [Ref: 2496],
- or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide experienced employees for the meat processing sector who are able to work as animal product examiners either:
- in a supervisory capacity in meat processing operations, or
- supervising company meat inspectors.

This qualification will ensure the maintenance of standards in animal product examination and verification that can provide domestic and international markets with confidence in a quality range of meat products.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Food and Hospitality at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 691 111
Phone: (08) 00 20 80 20
Fax: (04) 801 9626

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