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Industrial Measurement and Control

Instrumentation technicians install, maintain, calibrate, and repair instrumentation equipment that measures and controls industrial processes. 

They are a key player in ensuring manufacturer and industrial processes where process measurements are taken comply with recognised standards and ensure that quality is maintained.

This is one of those careers that most people do not know exists but is vital for industries worldwide to achieve the highest quality whilst being cost-effective. 

Trained instrumentation technicians are in high demand in an extremely wide range of process industries.

Currently, Wintec is the only provider of the theory qualifications in this industry sector in New Zealand, working with Skills Org to deliver the IMC qualification and enabling you to become an instrument technician. Wintec has industry-relevant training facilities and equipment and tutors who keep up to date with current and future technology within this field.


Accuracy, precision, attention to detail, and a technical nature are the catch cries of this career pathway. Industrial measurement and control technicians are sought after by employers in a wide range of process industries such as petrochemicals, pulp and paper, wood products, dairy manufacturing, metal refining, food and beverage, meats and brewing production, water and wastewater treatment, and power generation.

Technicians can be permanently employed by a company in these industries or alternatively work for contractors providing services to these manufacturers.  The work will include installing, testing, calibrating, and servicing equipment along with the documentation to support the systems for these complex plants ensuring all safety and industry standards are met.

Most prospective IMC technicians enter this career path after first qualifying and working as industrial electricians. Many businesses identify dual trade (Electrical Engineering Level 4 and Industrial Measurement and Control Level 4 being the common qualification minimum). There are also opportunities for people from other industry areas to advance in this field, such as a mechanical trade background.


To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

About the faculty

The Centre for Trades operates out of New Zealand's most modern engineering and trades education facility. The $25m Engineering and Trades Education Facility's unique design and function set it apart from the rest. It is home to more than 1000 trades and engineering students and 100 staff

The Centre for Trades has direct contact with industry to ensure modules are relevant to current needs. We have laboratories for CAD, studios for making models, and workshops for civil and mechanical demonstrations.

Wintec's Rotokauri Campus is widely regarded as one of the best Trades training areas in the country. Its modern, open plan workshops contain massive amounts of up to date equipment to help students gain practical skills in their chosen field. These practical skills, combined with theory instruction from qualified tutors, well-versed in the latest technology, makes our graduates well sought after by industry. Vocational skills are taught in the areas of Automotive Engineering, Automotive Heavy Engineering, Panelbeating, Vehicle Refinishing, Audio, Carpentry, Joinery, Welding Engineering (mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium), Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlaying and Roofing and associated trades.

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