New Zealand Certificate in Meat Processing and Meat Product Manufacturing

Level 4


Level of study

Level 4


8 - 12 months (depending on strand)


Learners must be employed in the sector and must engage in training via their employer.


These programmes will develop people in the meat and meat product industry into competent, experienced operators who can operate unsupervised. Programmes provide standards of competent performance for operations that can provide domestic and international markets with confidence in a quality range of meat products.

There are many strands available:

  • Boning Operations
  • Meat Yield Optimization
  • Slaughter Floor Operations
  • Dressing Operations
  • Grading
  • Meat Quality Assurance
Training plans

Boning Operations

Slaughter Floor Operations

Dressing Operations

Optimising Meat Yields


Meat Quality Assurance

LCP (Limited Credit Programme) Meat and Meat Processing Product Manufacturing


Learning outcomes

Graduates of all strands will be able to apply knowledge of company quality, environmental and hygiene requirements as well as plan and manage their work priorities.


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