Plant & Food Research

Education & Training


Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) accredited provider with over 40 years' experience in training and education. We provide industry training based on NZQA unit standards up to Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework for staff in employment. The course requirements may include facilitated training, distance learning, on-job assessments or block courses which are supported by experienced trainers. Our course resources are supported by the expertise within Plant & Food Research. Our customised training programmes and transfer technology are designed to minimise impacts on employer operations and business demands.


Our qualification-based courses improve business capability, support staff retention, provide greater understanding and enhance skills in several areas:

  • Horticulture
    • Integrated pest management
    • Fruit production
    • Vegetable production
    • Nursery production
    • Production horticulture
    • Viticulture
  • Food industry
    • Food processing
    • Baking
    • Dairy
    • Food hygiene 
    • Food production 
    • Seafood processing
    • Fresh produce
  • Business
    • Business Management
    • Business (First Line Management)
    • Business (Quality Management)
    • Distribution and Logistics
    • Management
    • Health & Safety
  • Retail
    • Retail Seafood
    • Retail Produce.

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