Dairy 6

New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing (Level 6)

SC1401

Course Details

Summary

The New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing is designed for employees of the New Zealand dairy processing sector. It aims to build on existing knowledge and introduce new areas of dairy manufacturing for those individuals who are employed within the industry as specialists in the manufacturing, laboratory, quality, logistics, technical or other relevant areas. This credential is well recognised and regarded through-out the industry and will enhance future employment opportunities and significantly grow the individuals that attend. It also seeks to establish best practice standards for these specialists, to ensure the dairy industry environment they are working in and the product that they are supplying to customers are world class.

Delivery

The New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing programme is delivered over a two year period, by well-recognised and experienced dairy industry experts. Classes comprise a mixture of lectures, interactive learnings, group and individual research, case studies and practical activities.

There are 3 x three week block courses each year delivered at the Wintec Hamilton City Campus, which is located in the centre of Hamilton City.

Some targeted off site visits are also organised to enhance the learning environment.

Block Teaching Dates 2017

​Year One Block 1: 20 February - 10 March

Year One Block 2: 24 April - 12 May

Year One Block 3: 19 June - 7 July


Year Two Block 1: 13 March - 31 March

Year Two Block 2: 15 May - 2 June

Year Two Block 3: 10 July - 28 July

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VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Module Code Module Name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SCDT501Dairy Chemistry515  
SCDT502Dairy Microbiology and Preservation515  
SCDT503Dairy Processing515  
SCDT601Dairy Engineering615  
SCDT602Protein and Cream Technology615  
SCDT603Cheese and Whey Technology615  
SCDT604Milk Powder Technology615  
SCDT605Dairy manufacturing Systems615  

Online Student Learning

Approximately 6 hours per week. Online teaching and learning support will be provided between teaching blocks and there will be online tasks and activities to complete in a sequential manner.

To complete this programme of study, all students will require access to a computer with internet access (either at home or at work) for the entirety of the programme.

Induction Session for each Programme

There will be an introductory induction session on the first day of class. During the first teaching block students will receive:

  • Information about the structure and format of the programme
  • Instruction in the use of moodle (online teaching and learning platform) to access class notes, quizzes, activities and other teaching and learning resources between teaching blocks
  • Information about Wintec laboratory health and safety requirements.

Entry Criteria

Entry criteria for the New Zealand Diploma in Dairy Processing (Level 6) programme is:

  • Wintec’s Certificate in Dairy Technology (Level 3); or
  • National Certificates in Dairy Manufacturing at Level 4; or
  • an equivalent foundation qualification assessed as relevant by the Team Manager; or
  • NCEA Level 3 or higher in Science and Mathematics; or
  • To be able to demonstrate a level of competency in these subjects assessed as equivalent by the Team Manager.

Events

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Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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