Food and Beverage Processing

Food and Beverage Processing learning has been designed in close partnership with industry to ensure your people work productively and safely throughout their careers with you.

These qualifications reward your employees’ achievement as they master the skills you need. They are flexible, practical, and designed with the future in mind.

When your employees have mastered the early stages, these qualifications dovetail neatly into advanced general manufacturing learning, to give you even greater support for quality and productivity improvements in your business.

What’s in it for your business?

Food and Beverage Processing learning ensures your people are safe and productive from the outset while maintaining the quality standards required.

Because the learning is delivered on-the-job, your people learn exactly what’s required to fulfil their functions expertly, within your business.

Workplace-based Food and Beverage Processing qualifications deliver increased quality and productivity while complementing and maintaining your people’s core skills.

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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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