MITO releases new strands for the New Zealand Certificate in Port Operations
In collaboration with the ports industry, MITO has released two new strands for the training programme that leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Port Operations (Level 3) qualification.
Along with the strand in Heavy Machine Operation launched in 2017, Port Administration and Cargo Handling strands are now available. These new strands, designed for entry level positions in the port operations environment, provide the specialist knowledge and skills required to safely conduct lifting, movement and stowage of cargo and provide port operations customer service and administration support.
“These new strands significantly improve the educational opportunities and career pathways available for port workers,” says MITO chief executive, Janet Lane. “Working closely with industry, we’ve designed a complete programme that supports improved job performance, enhances employment opportunities and reiterates MITO’s commitment to workforce development within the ports and stevedoring industry.”
The training programme takes 13 months to complete, with MITO offering ongoing guidance and support throughout the entire programme. Programme delivery is implemented in-house, where approved company trainers deliver the training and registered assessors conduct assessment internally. Training incorporates a mix of theory and practical training and assessment, undertaken in the workplace.