New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Operations Plant and Machinery (Level 3)

  • Flexible dates offered throughout the year
  • Level 3
  • Flexible part-time delivery
  • $3,410 - Domestic student (2019)

Qualification overview

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the energy and chemical plan industry with competent employees who have attained the operational skills and knowledge required to work as entry-level plant and machinery operators. This qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to enter into the industry or those already working as entry-level operators. The qualification provides the credential that will support career opportunities for graduates in a range of energy or chemical plant contexts. Graduates would have established standards of competent performance to operate plant and machinery within a specific energy or chemical plant context, under limited supervision.


Entry requirements

Students are required to be in employment to enrol in this programme due to learning and assessment components required to be undertaken in their own workplace.

• NCEA Level 2 which must include 12 or more credits from science domain and NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements; or
• Equivalent NZQF Unit Standards; or
• A National Certificate, New Zealand Certificate or Trades Qualification in an engineering or technology field (e.g. electrical or mechanical engineering) at Level 4 or above.

Career Options

Graduates of this qualification may gain employment as entry-level operators in an energy or chemical plant.