New Zealand Certificate in Dairy Processing

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology


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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 competent individuals for the dairy processing sector who are able to work in operational and technical leadership job roles. This may include managing the production of products such as cheese, ice cream, milk powder, milk protein, drinking milk, or involved in assessing available technology that relates to dairy processing performance.

The qualification is stranded into operational leadership and dairy technology contexts. It recognises the skills and knowledge of individuals who can manage dairy processing operations and lead process improvements.

The qualification supports career opportunities for those individuals who are working independently as supervisors in a dairy processing operation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Process and Resources Engineering at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Status one year after study

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Employment rate two years after study

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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