New Zealand Certificate in Primary Products Food Processing

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Process and Resources Engineering not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

Tertiary Education Organisations offering programmes leading to this qualification must maintain currency with amendments to, and replacements of, legislation, regulations, and Codes of Practice relevant to the industry sector, which may include:
- Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997;
- Animal Products Act 1999;
- Biosecurity Act 1993;
- Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996;
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015;
- Resource Management Act 1991;
- Local by-laws;
- Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) access-requirements-omars
- General Requirements for Export (GREXs) outlined by the Ministry of Primary Industries;

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is designed to provide the primary products food processing industry with competent entry level employees who have the skills and knowledge to work in a laboratory, or an environmental or product quality role, in a primary products food processing operation.

The qualification includes strands that recognises the skills and knowledge required for specific job roles in the primary products food processing operation.

Graduates will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the primary products food processing industry as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved job performance and support career opportunities.

Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision with responsibility for work outcomes.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Process and Resources Engineering at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 691 111
Phone: (08) 00 20 80 20
Fax: (04) 801 9626

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