Food & Produce NZ

Education & Training

We listen to your training needs and tailor our leading edge programmes to meet them. Food & Produce NZ recognises employers want training that is relevant for their staff and will fit with operations and demands in the business. We deliver tailor-made training programmes with up-to-the minute information to small and large businesses in New Zealand. Our educators are supported by the full resources and expertise of a Crown Research Institute and this enables them to develop staff to who deliver strong performances and meet business needs.

NZQA Registered Provider

Food & Produce NZ is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered and accredited Private Training Establishment, with over 40 years experience in training and education.

Industry training

We provide industry training up to Level 7, or tertiary qualifications, to staff in employment. The course requirements may include distance learning, on-the-job-assessments, block courses and are always supported by experienced trainers. The courses provide greater understanding, enhance skills, lead to qualifications and provide incentive for ongoing learning.

National Certificates

  • Food Processing
  • Baking
  • Business (First Line Management)
  • Business (Quality Management)
  • Distribution
  • Retail Produce
  • Retail Seafood
  • Seafood Processing
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Training packages

  • Food hygiene
  • Health & safety

Modern apprenticeships

Food & Produce NZ is the coordinator for the national modern apprenticeship scheme in both the food processing and baking areas. Modern apprenticeships are available to people aged 16-21 who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. We help employers from identifying suitable candidates to ensuring key skills are provided.

  • Screening and recruitment
  • Matching apprentices and employers
  • Supporting employment relationships
  • Mentoring
  • Training
  • Assessment
  • Proven success rate

Contact Food & Produce NZ

Kerry Sykes
Administration Co-ordinator

Freephone: 0800 325 666

Graham Heaven

Mobile: 027 237 8506