New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced)
Level 5

Hungry to start your career as a professional chef? New Zealand is an excellent training ground. A melting pot of international cuisine, we are a country famed for our innovative food scene and exceptional produce. What’s more, we’re facing a huge skills shortage. Commercial kitchens across the country are crying out for trained chefs – and with this diploma qualification you’ll be the pick of the bunch.

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Make your mark in any professional kitchen with our one-year Diploma in Cookery. Gain practical skills and knowledge in advanced cookery and develop the kitchen management expertise you need for success. From managing staff relationships and meeting compliance requirements to monitoring workflow, planning supplies and hitting performance targets. Learn all this and more with this hands-on industry respected qualification.

This course entails training in

  • A New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5
  • The City and Guilds International Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts 8065-04

This programme teaches you to:

  • Select and apply staffing strategies to meet performance targets.
  • Plan and monitor workflow and supplies in a commercial kitchen.
  • Manage operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles.
  • Manage staff relationships for operational roles.

On completion of this programme, graduates will not only be able to plan and manage workflow and supplies in a commercial kitchen, but understand staffing strategies to optimise performance.  They will have the skills to manage operating procedures and compliance requirements as well as manage staff.

Specifically, graduates of the Cookery diploma will also be able to:

  • Plan and produce a broad range of larder dishes employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.
  • Plan and produce a broad range of meat, poultry and fish dishes employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.
  • Plan, develop and design advanced dishes and menus suitable for implementation in a commercial hospitality environment.

Career Opportunities
With this qualification you can work as: a Chef de Partie in restaurants, catering places, or hotels
a trainee Sous-chef (Head Chef Assistant) in a commercial kitchen.
You may also go on to further study:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts,
  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management

This programme requires the NZ Certificate of Cookery Level 4, or equivalent skills and knowledge

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

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Level 5
120 credits
1 academic year
Henderson (Auckland)

Intake Dates

  • 17 Feb 2021
  • 17 Mar 2021
  • 16 Jun 2020
  • More 2021 dates coming soon!