Milk Collection - Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Dairy Processing (Milk Collection) Level 4

Course summary


Compulsory topics




12 months

Start date



Topics covered in this programme

Interpersonal – Communication, Teamwork and Planning

  • Plan and manage work priorities and information
  • Analyse and convey workplace information.

Health & Safety and Environmental Sustainability

  • Monitor the implementation of health & safety practices
  • Monitor sustainable environmental practices in own work area
  • Explain milk collection and transport response actions to control the spread of ungulate livestock risk organisms. 

Food/Product Safety and Quality

  • Implement food safety requirements
  • Monitor the operation of a quality system
  • Carry out clean-in-place processes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of an automated clean-in-place (CIP) process
  • Operate a heat treatment process in a dairy processing operation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use and handling of cleaning agents used to clean milk tankers 
  • Apply cleaning systems to cleaning milk tankers 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of milk production, collection and reception. 

Product Knowledge and Process – Generic

  • Operate pumping equipment
  • Operate a process control interface
  • Carry out a dairy product holding and storage process.

Critical Thinking & Continuous Improvement

  • Monitor and improve dairy operating continuous improvement.

Product Knowledge and Process – Specific

Milk collection: 

  • Load and unload milk tankers.