Diploma in Dairy Technology
Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology
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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
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.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
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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All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.