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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Process Operations (Level 5)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 90
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology » Manufacturing Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the energy and chemical industry with experienced people who have attained the operational skills and knowledge required to work as senior process or senior control room operators.

This qualification is suitable for experienced energy and chemical plant employees working as senior control room operators, or those wishing to enter the role in a range of energy and chemical plant contexts.

Graduates will be able to control the safe and efficient operation of an energy and chemical plant and carry out a range of complex operations in a self-managed capacity.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply safe and efficient work management systems to plant and personnel, and review process safety incidents when working in an energy and chemical plant.
- Apply knowledge of process start up and shut down, control normal process conditions, and respond to and analyse abnormal process conditions in order to recommend improvements in an energy and chemical plant.
- Assess energy and chemical plant commercial operations to determine compliance and risk implications and develop an action plan for implementation of risk control.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on from the New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Field Operations (Level 4) with strands in Advanced Steam Generation Plant Operation, Chemical Plant Operation, Geothermal Plant Operation, Petrochemical Plant Operation, Petrochemical Transfer and Storage, with optional strands in Gas Turbine Operation, and Steam Turbine Operation [Ref: 2307].
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 5 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2308
Status Current
Created November 2014
Next Review October 2024

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