New Zealand Certificate in Brewing (Level 4)

This programme will teach you the skills and knowledge required to work as a brewer in a commercial brewing operation under broad supervision. You will be immersed in a practical learning experience; the brewing process, technical brewing plans, production processes and volumes. You will brew your own beers including pilsner, ale, lager, and other craft styles.

About the programme

Our Central campus located in the heart of Central Otago is the ultimate location to study in a natural paradise. Here you can learn the art of brewing, in our brand new, purpose-built brewing facility.

This exciting new programme is the first in a suite of three that we offer, all leading to New Zealand qualifications. Learning the art and science of brewing from the ground up, immerse yourself in a practical learning experience which will involve the theory of the brewing process, technical brewing plans, production processes, volumes and of course, hands-on brewing of beer (including Pilsner, Ale, Lager and other craft styles).   

Work experience is a core part of this programme and will not only add to your practical experience but will help you make important connections in industry.

Whether you are new to the industry or a long-time home brewer, graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge required to work as a brewer in a commercial brewing operation under broad supervision. 

Courses

Course name Level Credits
Brewing Basics 4 15
Introduction to Practical Brewing 4 15
Fundamentals of Brewing Equipment and Processes 4 15
Practical 1 4 15
Fundamentals of Brewery Operations 4 15
Quality and Safety in Brewing 4 15
Regulatory Requirements in Brewing 4 15
Practical 2 4 15

Graduates will be able to carry out brewing quality assurance and production processes under broad supervision. Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge required to work as a brewer in a commercial brewing operation, under broad supervision.

A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.