MITO Launches New Zealand Certificate in Port Operations 

MITO is delighted to announce that it has launched a new training programme that leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Port Operations (Level 3) qualification. This programme, designed for entry level positions in the port operations environment, provides specialist knowledge and skills in the heavy machine operation aspect of port operations.

MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane says “This new training programme offers a significant career pathway for port workers, helping to fulfil the training capacity requirements of the industry. We are pleased to launch this 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 conduct assessment internally. Training resources incorporate a blended approach to learning with both practical and theory elements, and ensure training outcomes are nationally consistent and quality assured.

“This programme could not have been accomplished without the dedicated commitment of the Port Industry Association and members of the Education and Training Sub-Committee,” says Ms Lane. “MITO wholeheartedly thanks them for their input and subject expertise. Together, we help ensure that workers within the port industry are provided with the educational opportunities and career pathways they need to stay safe and succeed in their jobs, now and in the future.”

For more information on the New Zealand Certificate in Port Operations (Level 3), please contact MITO on 0800 88 21 21 or

For further information relating to this release please contact:

Janet Lane, MITO Chief Executive
0800 88 21 21 |


MITO is the industry training organisation for the automotive, transport, logistics, extractive and industrial textile fabrication industries. MITO collaborates with their industries to develop qualifications and training programmes with clear and measurable standards that lift the performance of the industries’ workforces. Every year MITO helps thousands of learners gain the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their qualifications and progress their careers.

Stevedoring & Ports NZ Inc. is the industry association representing companies involved in stevedoring activities throughout New Zealand ports. Its membership includes virtually all independent stevedoring companies and those port companies that have direct involvement in stevedoring activities. The organisation, has a strong commitment to training, improving safety standards and safe operational processes. The Education and Training Sub-Committee includes representatives from Ports of Auckland, Wallace Investment Stevedores, Southern Cross Stevedores, Port of Tauranga, ISO, C3, Napier Port, Port Nelson, Lyttelton Port and Port Otago.