Training

LASRA® is a Private Training Establishment registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Our user-friendly online Moodle® courses deliver training in leather technology for people in the workforce, and for those looking for a career pathway in the leather industry.

We deliver three top quality courses (Introductory, Advanced and Fellmongery) full of the latest international information and techniques relevant to lamb pelt tanners, hide tanners and woolskin tanners. Online quizzes are used to help reinforce the learning in each unit, and provide instant feedback to the student on their performance.

LASRA courses are closely controlled by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority which ensures that high tuition standards are maintained and qualifications have the best possible national recognition.

In the most recent full (September 2012) External Evaluation & Review (EER) of our courses by NZQA, our courses delivery was rated as “confident in educational performance” and “confident in capability in self-assessment”. Click here for link to report

Click here to go to the LASRA® online National Certificate in Leather Manufacture Technology.

Introductory

Get a good basic grounding with this 1-year correspondence course toward a recognised Level 3 qualification on the National Qualifications Framework.

You don’t need detailed technical knowledge so this is a good grounding if you’re new to the industry or want a basic understanding of the technology for this work. The only qualifications required are reasonable reading/writing skills, plus a commitment to learn and some self-discipline.

Advanced

Put your career on the fast track with a 2-year correspondence-based course toward a recognised Level-4 qualification on the National Qualifications Framework. What you achieve on the Introductory Course counts toward the Advanced National Certificate. Your most important qualifications are reasonable reading/writing skills, plus a commitment to learn and some self-discipline.

You’ll gain detailed technical knowledge that will help your career in the industry, train you for production responsibilities, or improve your technical capabilities.

You’ll understand the technology and science of leather manufacture; the production stages used to make different types of leather; the technical control of leather-making; how to restructure processes and evaluate results.

Fellmongery

This is a 1-year correspondence course at a Level 3 qualification on the National Qualifications Framework.

This course is for those who work in the fellmongery and pelthouse industry who want a better understanding of the material they are dealing with and the process stages involved in producing pickled pelts for export. The only qualifications required are reasonable reading/writing skills, plus a commitment to learn and some self-discipline for home study.

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