National Diploma in Science (Technician) (Level 5)

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 12,075

Entry Requirements

  • Level 4 Science certificate or NCEA level 3 including 14 credits in chemistry or biology. 
  • Students without these qualifications may still be able to enroll depending on their experience.
  • For international students or non-English speaking New Zealand residents, English language entry requirements of the equivalent of IELTS score of no less than 6.0.


  • Performing common laboratory tasks associated with laboratory techniques
  • Working safely in a chemical and microbiological laboratory
  • Competently applying principles of laboratory measurement and recording
  • Performing aseptic laboratory techniques
  • Performing analysis using titrimetric techniques.
  • Processes of disease and how microbiological organisms interact with people
  • Water quality and how we can determine its safety for use
  • Biochemical pathways
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Analytical techniques and the chemistry of water analysis
  • Chemical and microbiological safety and operating procedures. 

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