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Otago Polytechnic to offer free brewing qualifications

The NZQA Brewing Qualification offered through Otago Polytechnic has been approved to be funded through the Targeted Training & Apprenticeships Fund.

The inclusion in the fund means that the qualifications will be free for students for the next two-and-half years.

Developed after significant industry consultation in 2017- 2018, the courses were launched by Otago Polytech in 2019 and include Level 4, 5 and 6 Certificates.

Level 4 is for those who are new to the industry or a long-time home brewer, Level 5 is broadly equivalent to the IBD Diploma in Brewing and Level 6 is a significant component of the IBD Master Brewers certificate.

“Developing a long-term skilled workforce is a key area of focus,” says the Brewers Guild of New Zealand.

“At a time when industry members may have a bit more time on their hands, we think it’s a great opportunity to learn some new skills or have your existing skills benchmarked and confirmed through the achievement of qualifications.”

The next Level 4 course begins on 17 February 2021, and the Level 5 and 6 have rolling enrolments and commence at the start of any month. 

For more information or to apply, click here.

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