Certificate in Energy Process Operations (Level 3)

Certificate in Energy Process Operations (Level 3)

This programme incorporates the following qualification: New Zealand Certificate in Energy & Chemical Operations (Plant & Machinery) (Level 3).

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the energy and chemical plant 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 a credential that will support career opportunities for graduates in a range of energy or chemical plant contexts.

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.

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WITT.

From 2023, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review as part of the reform of vocational education training. This is to ensure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme, short course or micro-credential you have enrolled in may change over time.

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