New Zealand Certificate in Plastics Processing

Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council

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


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 who have the skills and knowledge required to work as an operator or processor under general supervision in a plastics processing operation.

This qualification is designed for people already working in the plastics processing industry or people wishing to complete a pre-trade qualification before entering the industry.

The qualification includes optional strands in Blown Film Extrusion, Extrusion, Extrusion Blow Moulding, Injection Moulding, Injection Stretch Blow Moulding, Rotational Moulding, or Thermoforming. Each strand recognises the knowledge and skills required to work and operate plant and equipment safely within a specialised area within plastics processing.

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


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