New Zealand Certificate in Trade Butchery

Skills4Work Limited

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Entry requirements

Entry is open; however it is recommended candidates hold the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] or equivalent skills and knowledge.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the retail meat industry with people who have the knowledge and skills to operate independently as trade qualified butchers in compliance with legislative and food safety requirements.

This qualification is designed for people working in the industry and will typically be achieved in the workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.

The qualification is designed to recognise trade essential knowledge and skills with optional strands that reflect areas of specialisation within the retail meat industry.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Food and Hospitality at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 588 5131
Fax: (09) 588 5115

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