New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Process Operations

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Manufacturing Engineering


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the energy and chemical industry with competent workers who have attained the operational skills and knowledge required to work as entry-level plant and machinery operators.
This qualification is suitable for individuals who intend entering into the industry or those already working as entry-level operators. The qualification provides a credential that will support career opportunities for graduates in a range of energy and chemical plant contexts.
Graduates will be able to work under limited supervision.
The Boiler Operation optional strand recognises the specialist skills and knowledge required to operate a boiler up to 20 MW liquid and gas fuel, or up to 6 MW solid fuel.

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

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 86 22 84
Phone: 0800 86 22 84

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