Certificate in Energy Process Operations (Level 3)

Certificate in Energy Process Operations (Level 3)

Combining the New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Operations (Plant and Machinery) (Level 3), this qualification provides the energy and chemical plant industry with competent employees who have the operational skills and knowledge required to work as entry level operators.

This qualification is suitable for you if you wish to enter the industry or are already employed as an entry-level operator and want to develop your career in energy or chemical plants.

Entry Requirements

  • NCEA Level 2 which must include 12 or more credits from the science domain and NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements, or
  • Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study.

Career Options

Graduates of this programme may gain employment as entry-level operators in an energy or chemical plant and graduates can pathway to the New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Operations (Boiler Operation) (Level 3) and/or the New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Field Operations (Level 4) with strands in Process Plant Equipment, Steam Plant, Geothermal Operation, Petrochemical Operation and Petrochemical Transfer and Storage.

Further Study Options

  • New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4).
  • New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Operations (Boiler Operation) (Level 3) and/or the New Zealand Certificate in Energy and Chemical Field Operations (Level 4) with strands in Process Plant Equipment, Steam Plant, Geothermal Operation, Petrochemical Operation and Petrochemical Transfer and Storage.

Changes for 2023 learners

On 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .
When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.
Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.

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