New Zealand Certificate in Process Control and Automation

Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Industrial Engineering




2 Years

Total student fees


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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

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$2,280 $4,560
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$3,859 $7,718
Total $6,139 $12,279

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

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:

Median earnings $37,418
Earnings range $30,364 - $43,679
In employment 59%
In further study 27%
On a benefit 11%

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The 'Ko Te Tangata' Scholarship (Bay of Plenty Schools)

Provided by:

University of Waikato - Scholarships Office



Up to $5,000

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Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office



For: Assistance with study

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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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.

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