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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Dairy Processing (Level 5) with strands in Operational Leadership, and Dairy Technology
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 65 - 85
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Process and Resources Engineering » Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide competent individuals for the dairy processing sector who are able to work in operational and technical leadership job roles. This may include managing the production of products such as cheese, ice cream, milk powder, milk protein, drinking milk, or involved in assessing available technology that relates to dairy processing performance.

The qualification is stranded into operational leadership and dairy technology contexts. It recognises the skills and knowledge of individuals who can manage dairy processing operations and lead process improvements.

The qualification supports career opportunities for those individuals who are working independently as supervisors in a dairy processing operation.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Provide leadership and relationship management for a team in a dairy processing industry operation

Graduates of the Operational Leadership strand will also be able to:
- Manage compliance with product quality standards in a dairy processing operation.
- Manage health and safety, environmental and sustainability practices in a dairy processing operation.
- Manage the product safety programme in a dairy processing operation.
- Manage plant operations in a dairy processing operation.
- Manage cross training to improve the competence of staff in a dairy processing operation.

Graduates of the Dairy Technology strand will also be able to:
- Investigate technical aspects of a dairy processing operation to determine performance issues.
- Assess the effectiveness of operating components of a dairy process by applying fault finding techniques.
- Apply project management techniques to manage improvements in a dairy processing operation.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on from the New Zealand Certificate in Dairy Processing (Level 4) with optional strands in Automated Cleaning, and Heat Treatment [Ref: 2563].

This qualification may lead to the New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing (Level 6) [Ref: 2270].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work as a highly skilled operator or team lead in a dairy processing operation.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
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 4268
Status Current
Created October 2020
Next Review September 2025
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