Love brewing beer and want to make it your career?

Our brewing qualifications have been designed to meet industry needs as well as offering a learning experience that fits with your lifestyle. With a new purpose-built brewing facility at our campus in Cromwell, Central Otago, these programmes are truly unique.

Level 4 

  • Offered from Central Otago
  • Designed for those with a passion for brewing who want to get into the industry, or who simply want to build on their knowledge and skills 

Level 5 (from 2020) and Level 6  

  • Offered online with hands-on sessions in the brewery via Capable NZ (our Assessment of Prior Learning Centre)
  • Will suit those in industry 

To apply for our Level 6 Capable NZ programme, you will need to:

  • fill in our enquiry form and pre-assessment survey
  • fill in our online application form (once we send you the link). 




New Zealand Certificate in Brewing (Level 4)

  • Central Otago or based in industry
  • 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February 2019
  • Apply now

Whether you are new to the industry or a long-time home brewer, graduates of this hands-on programme will have the skills and knowledge required to work as a brewer in a commercial brewing operation under broad supervision. Work experience is a core part of this programme and will not only add to your practical learning but will help you make important connections in industry.

New Zealand Diploma in Brewing (Level 6)

  • Online and optional block courses
  • Six months full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts first of every month (from February 2019)
  • Apply anytime

Are you a brewer with significant skills and experience? If so, you could be assessed for this qualification through our Independent Learning Pathway process delivered via Capable NZ. Achievement of this Level 6 Diploma will demonstrate that you have the skills and specialised knowledge to develop and independently brew to a professional level in a commercial or non-commercial environment.


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