Food & beverage manufacturing

Every day, nearly 30,000 people head to work in the food manufacturing industry preparing the foods that nourish us and contribute over $22 billion to New Zealand’s exports.

Employers

We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

What do we offer?

We partner with industry associations like the Food and Grocery Council and members of your industry to help build skilled employees and promote careers in food and beverage manufacturing. 

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 account manager. Our account managers understand the industry and the skills learners and businesses need to gain.

Qualifications available

Available for enrolment until December 2017.

This qualification is the first in a series of three qualifications designed for people employed in the processing of food, beverages, and related products. As an introductory qualification, it covers entry-level skills and knowledge, preparing people to play productive operational, services and storage roles in the food and related products processing industry. It would typically be completed in the first year of employment.

NZQA qualification overview

Food Related Products Processing Level 2 FRPP

Available for enrolment until December 2017.

As an intermediate qualification, this builds on the National Certificate in Food and Related Products Processing Level 2, and is intended for experienced process workers. This qualification would typically be achieved in the second or third year of employment.

NZQA qualification overview

Available for enrolment until December 2017.

This qualification builds on the National Certificate in Food and Related Products Processing Level 2, and the National Certificate in Food and Related Products Processing Level 3, and is intended for team leaders or supervisors. The qualification would typically be achieved in the third or fourth year of employment.

NZQA qualification overview

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.

NZQA qualification overview

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.

NZQA qualification overview