2019 Packaging New Zealand Scholarship now open 


Packaging New Zealand are pleased to announce that entries are now open for their annual Scholarship program for 2019. The annual Packaging Scholarship enables one lucky packaging technologist, designer or engineer in New Zealand the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9,000. The Diploma of Packaging Technology is offered through the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); the peak professional body for packaging education and training in Australasia.

According to Harry Burkhardt, President of Packaging New Zealand, ‘the association is extremely proud to be able to offer the scholarship to a New Zealand packaging professional each year.’

“The packaging industry is dynamic and diverse, offering career opportunities across a wide scope of disciplines. Packaging New Zealand has been representing businesses in the packaging industry in New Zealand since 1992 and recognises that investment in the packaging industry starts with in its people. We strongly encourage everyone in the industry to apply for this scholarship.” Mr Burkhardt said.

“The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a Level 5 qualification which is internationally recognised for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry or for those who are already in the industry and who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise. The Diploma in Packaging Technology prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain. The qualification is comprehensive and provides an opportunity to study the principles of packaging, packaging materials and packaging processes.” he said.


Diploma in Packaging Technology students are from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and are typically experienced practitioners or managers in technical, sales/marketing, QA, purchasing, engineering or design.


Completion of the Diploma in Packaging Technology demonstrates your commitment to your career and to the industry. Delegates who successfully complete the Diploma are equipping themselves for senior positions within the packaging industry.

Entries are now open for the 2019 Packaging New Zealand Scholarship with submissions closing on the 8 March. The winner of the Scholarship will be announced at the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards; which will be held at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney on the 30th of April.

To find out more please email [email protected] or download the criteria and entry form


For more information, visit Australian Institute of Packaging


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