Courses we offer

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We offer a number of training courses across different sectors, and are a service provider to the PRITO, MPTA, detergent suppliers, dairy company quality and internal audit personnel, offering classroom and on-farm workshops.

Student Entry Requirements.

Do I need to be based on a farm?

For all of our courses you need to be working for a primary sector employer based here in New Zealand. All our courses require that you have prior industry experience in working on a dairy farm. In some cases, this requirement may be waived based on other experience or study that you have completed.

Can I get funding?

You can check if your eligible on feesfree.govt.nz. If you left school in 2017 or 2018 you may qualify for funding for some of the programmes we offer. Any funding will need to be discussed with the Industry Training Organisation.

Can I apply for a student loan to cover my fees?

No – student loans are not available for QCONZ training. However, your employer may cover your fees, or you may be eligible to study fees-free.

How do I enrol on a QCONZ training programme?

Most of the training programmes that QCONZ provides require initial registration with the Primary ITO or via Competenz. The first step is to talk with your employer. You or your employer will then need to contact an ITO person to discuss your training options.

We work closely with dairy farmers, dairy companies, and the ‘PrITO’ to develop and deliver a comprehensive training and assessment solution for the dairy industry.

Milk Quality – Stage One

Ensure good quality production by applying the correct skills and knowledge.

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Milk Quality – Stage Two

Milk harvesting procedures and efficiencies, hygiene checks and milking machine maintenance.

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Dairy Farm Effluent

Knowledge and skills to meet the highest standards of effluent management.

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We are the contracted trainer and course creation/management service for MPTA since 2000, assisting the NZ MPTA to expand its suite of training courses and revamping the milking machine test methodology.

NZ Milking Machine Tester

Learn to become a Milking Machine Tester with practical hands-on skills in a workshop like situation.

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Milking Machine Tester Refresher

Refresh or update their skills and knowledge regarding test methodology and reporting.

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MQ & Grade Troubleshooting

Understand milk quality tests:- bacteria, penicillin contamination, thermo, coliform bacteria & BMSCC.

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Mastitis & Liner Selection
Understand mastitis and mastitis detection, resolution and prevention beyond the milking machine.

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Mastitis & Milk Quality Principles
A basic introduction to Mastitis and Milk Quality to broaden understanding of these issues.

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Liner Selection
Gain a greater knowledge of the benefits of correct liner selection for optimum performance.

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Cleaning Evaluation & Milk Delivery
Understand and evaluate the effectiveness of cleaning systems for milking machines and milk silos.

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Principles Milking Machine Hygiene
Key milk quality tests and how machines and silos are cleaned by physical action of cleaning solutions.

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QCONZ has developed and deliver a comprehensive suite of trainer and assessor training materials to ensure consistent high quality training is provided across the country.

Food Safety Methods
Understanding of practices that result in safe food for working in a food business.

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Food Contamination Hazards 
Knowledge and methods to control of hazards that cause food borne illness and food spoilage.

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HACCP in the Dairy Industry
Legislative requirements for HACCP plans and identifying and controlling food safety hazards.

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Food Safety Programmes
Benefits of a food safety programme, monitoring and recording Critical Control Points, and corrective actions.

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Quality Management Auditing
Understand Quality systems and procedures and learn the necessary steps to audit a quality system.

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Sensory Milk Grading
Covers NZFSA Raw Milk Acceptance Standards plus mechanics of sample taking and presentation.

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Exotic Disease Response
Foot and Mouth Disease, responsibilities for movement, processing, & roles in an outbreak.

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Custom Course
For your course we can offer a complete course creation, assessment, delivery, and moderation.

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Virtual Coach eLearning
Have you considered the amazing benefits and cost savings of our Virtual Coach eLearning system?

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QCONZ Trainer demonstrating equipment and its function

 

Student Handbook

Find useful information, resources, success tips, and more.

how can we help you?

Drop us a line if you have any questions or would like to work with us.
Hours: 7am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday