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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Meat Processing Operations (Level 5)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 140
Subject Area
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services » Food and Hospitality » Butchery
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is intended for individuals who wish to develop their technical skills and knowledge to be able to manage meat processing operations. The purpose of this qualification is to provide the meat processing industry with individuals who have the competencies to manage meat processing operations.

The meat processing industry will benefit by having skilled managers who are able to contribute to more efficient and effective operations.

Graduates will be capable of working autonomously and managing others.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Plan and manage internal and external compliance requirements in meat processing operations.
- Manage ongoing strategies for efficient production flow and continuous improvement of meat processing operations.
- Plan and monitor meat processing workforce requirements and efficiency.
- Develop business proposals for new technology or upgrade of existing systems used in meat processing operations.
- Demonstrate leadership and relationship management with team members and clients using a range of effective interpersonal skills.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Level 4) [Ref: 2496] with strands in Boning Operations, Grading, Meat Quality, Rendering, Slaughter and Dressing, and Optimising Meat Yields, or the New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing (Animal Product Examination) (Level 4) [Ref: 2483].

This qualification may lead on to generic business qualifications.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may be employed as senior department supervisors, department managers, or team leaders in the meat processing industry.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Relevant health and safety legislation and regulations apply across all outcomes.
Education Organisation Primary Industry Training Organisation
Developed By Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3016
Status Current
Created December 2015
Next Review November 2020
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