New Zealand Certificate in Process Control and Automation
Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd
Total student fees
over 2 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide industry with individuals who have in-depth and specialised knowledge of Industrial Measurement, Control, and Automation, and practical skills to carry out specification, installation, servicing, calibration, and commissioning in process or automation systems.
Candidates pursuing this qualification should note that it may be a legal requirement for them to obtain registration as an electrician or electrical service technician with the Electrical Workers Registration Board, depending on the nature of their work.
This qualification is suitable for those wanting to advance their career as an instrumentation technician or automation technician.
Graduates will be capable of operating at a senior technician level.
Key Information for Students
General Academic Admission: It is recommended that candidates will have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Theory) (Level 4) [Ref: 2252]; and the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Practice) (Level 4) [Ref: 2251]; or National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Level 4); or A relevant New Zealand certificate in electrical theory and practice at level 4; or Can demonstrate experience and skills equivalent to the above. Alternatively, candidates who have training and experience in mechanical aspects of industrial control or automation processes may apply for and be accepted into the programme. Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score in the academic band of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.
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:
|Earnings range||$30,364 - $43,679|
|In further study||27%|
|On a benefit||11%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
The 'Ko Te Tangata' Scholarship (Bay of Plenty Schools)
University of Waikato - Scholarships Office
Up to $5,000
The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office
For: Assistance with study
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Where does this information come from?
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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.