Fellmongery Course


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.


We release lecture notes each month for seven months. These are designed so people in fulltime jobs can still work at their own pace and complete a monthly assignment. In October you sit a written one hour examination.


Course Content:NC in Fellmongery and Pelthouse Processing - Brochure

• Raw material types.

• Preparation and classification.

• Structure of skin.

• Skin faults and their influence on leather quality.

• Pretreatment.

• Depilation and liming

• Deliming, bating and pickling

• Grading and packing

• Wool drying and grading

• Health and safety

• Wastewater treatment.

• Principles of quality assurance.



Click here for the Fellmongery Pelthouse Processing pdf


If you work in the industry, ask your employer about enrolling through a Training Agreement with thePrimary ITO at www.primaryito.co.nz