Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Competenz can provide training plans, support and qualifications – tailored to your businesses specific needs.

How we work with you

We partner with industry associations like the Food and Grocery Council and members of your industry to help build skilled employees and promote careers in food and beverage manufacturing.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences, competitions and graduations, and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

When apprentices enrol, we assign them a Competenz account manager. Our account managers understand the industry and the skills learners and businesses need to gain.

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Qualification on offer

New Zealand Certificate in Food or Beverage Processing (Level 2)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the food or beverage processing industry with people who have the skills and knowledge to work in entry level operating roles, under general supervision.

This is an entry level qualification, designed for people already working in the industry or people wishing to enter the industry in an entry level role.

The food processing industry includes, but is not limited to: poultry, general food including: frozen products, milling, confectionery, edible oils and fats.

The beverage industry includes, but is not limited to: the production of fermented and unfermented beverages including fruit, and syrup based beverages.

Processing includes handling, preparation, packaging and storage of ingredients and products.

New Zealand Certificate in Food or Beverage Processing (Level 3)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the food or beverage processing industry with people who have the skills and knowledge to work in production roles, under limited supervision.

Graduates will have the technical skills and knowledge required to work within quality systems in food or beverage processing, and for the safe, efficient operation plant and equipment used in food or beverage processing operations.

The food processing industry includes, but is not limited to: poultry, general food including: frozen products, milling, confectionery, edible oils and fats.

The beverage industry includes but is not limited to: the production of fermented and unfermented beverages including fruit, and syrup based beverages, but excluding wine.

Processing at this level includes operating equipment or controlling processes to add value to food or beverage raw materials or products and controlling storage and packaging operations for raw materials or products.

The best part? Earn while you learn - there's no student loan

You’ll get qualified without a student loan, all while learning practical skills from industry experts. You can put that money towards something else you really want – might be a new car, new tools or a new house.

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Industries we serve

We provide training in 37 sectors across New Zealand from engineering, signmaking and printing through to bakery and textile manufacture.

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