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.
We release lecture notes each month for eight months. These are designed so people in fulltime jobs can still work at their own pace and complete a monthly assignment. In November, you sit a written examination.
• Hides & skins used in leather.
• Hides & skin structure.
• Hide & skin faults.
• Stages of leather manufacture.
• Environmental pollutants in tannery discharges.
• Tannery chemical hazards.
• Principles of quality assurance.
• Practical quality control.
Click here for the 2019 Leather Manufacture Technology (Introductory) pdf
If you work in the industry, ask your employer about enrolling through a Training Agreement with the Primary ITO at www.primaryito.co.nz
2018 course attendees L to R: Renata Torres, David Lowther, Damian Remuka, Paea Otumuli