Diploma in Dairy Technology

Massey University

Subject area

Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology




2 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Diploma in Dairy Technology will be able to apply enhanced technical skills and competencies across an extended range of dairy processing and manufacturing systems.
- The qualification encompasses all key elements aligned to the production of dairy ingredients and foods, and will provide graduates with knowledge across specific manufacturing systems, as well as generic understanding of principles for food safety and quality assurance.
- The qualification will provide essential skills for new employees to the dairy industry as well as providing upskilling and opportunities for diversification for established employees within the sector.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

1. Admission to the Diploma in Dairy Technology requires that the candidate will have met the University admission requirements as specified, and will have: (a) attained at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 2 Mathematics, Science or Biology, plus one other subject, or equivalent; or; (b) produced evidence of informal learning equivalent to that specified in 1 (a). 2. In all cases candidates shall have been employed in the dairy industry for at least one year, and have ongoing employment in the dairy industry while studying.

Detailed requirements

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2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,070 $8,140
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$2,441 $4,881
Total $6,510 $13,021

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263
Email: contact@massey.ac.nz
Web: http://www.massey.ac.nz

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