New Zealand Certificate in Cookery
Level 4

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? This certificate will give you the cooking skills and knowledge to help you take the first step. Once completed you will be equipped to work in all areas of food preparation, presentation and storage or to move onto further study.


You will gain the basics of cookery – learning food and kitchen safety, and how to work with a team to produce cold or hot foods, patisserie and baked goods.  Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal.  You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

This course entails training in

  • A New Zealand Certificate in Cookery – Level 4
  • The City and Guilds International Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts 8065-01 and 02
  • A Food Safety Certificate

This programme qualifies you to:

  • Provide competent employees for the hospitality sector who are able to work as chefs in intermediate positions producing complex dishes in a commercial kitchen.
  • Provide for those individuals who are employed as chefs in intermediate positions, a credential that will enhance their employment opportunities in a commercial kitchen across the hospitality sector.
  • Establish standards of professional practice for complex cookery that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.

On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards for customers.
  • Monitor and maintain interactions between colleagues, managers and customers.
  • Monitor and maintain the application of standard operating policies and procedures to work roles.
  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of cold larder dishes employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.
  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of hot kitchen dishes employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.
  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of patisserie and desserts employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.

This programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over.

International students

If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must be 18 years of age or older

English language requirement

    provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 5.5 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.0
  • Pearson Academic Test
    have a Pearson Academic Test score of 42 and above with no individual band score less than 36
  • LanguageCert
    have a B2 Communicator Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

First year fees (New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4):

  • Tuition:$17250
  • Resource: $2500
  • Registration: $250
  • Insurance (14 months): $550
  • Bank fee: $50

Total 1st year: $20600

Second year fees (New Zealand Diploma in Cookery Level 5):

  • Tuition: $12500
  • Resource: $1000
  • Insurance: $450

Total 2nd year: $13900

Total fees for two years: $34550

If you are ready to take the next step, click here to go to the online application form.
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Level 4
120 credits
1 academic year
Henderson (Auckland)

Intake Dates

  • 16 Jan 2020
  • 27 Feb 2020
  • 18 Mar 2020
  • 23 Apr 2020
  • 18 Jun 2020
  • 22 Oct 2020