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 Retail Meat Association and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry, identifying potential butchery apprentices, and encouraging work placements.

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 training advisor. Our training advisors understand the butchery industry and the skills learners and businesses need to gain.

Speak to your training advisor for details on programme and resource pricing.

Qualifications available

The New Zealand Certificate in Trade Butchery is available at Level 4 with strands in:

  • Carcass Breaking and Boning
  • Curing and Smoking
  • Handcrafted Small Goods.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the retail meat industry with people who have the knowledge and skills to operate independently as trade qualified butchers in compliance with legislative and food safety requirements. 

This qualification is designed for people working in the industry and will typically be achieved in the workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship. 

The qualification is designed to recognise trade essential knowledge and skills with optional strands that reflect areas of specialisation within the retail meat industry.

NZQA qualification overview Fees free eligible