New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

19 Weeks

An essential introduction to professional cookery, this programme will prepare you to work as a junior chef in a commercial kitchen.

Is food your passion? You’ll learn how to prepare, cook and present a range of basic dishes, while learning about health and safety, food safety and security practices.

You will learn to:

  • Apply health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards for customers.
  • Communicate effectively and behave in a professional manner with colleagues, managers and customers.
  • Follow standard operating procedures to deal with familiar problems in a commercial kitchen.
  • Apply fundamental cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of basic dishes employing commodities commonly used in industry.

Career opportunities and pathways include any role within the hospitality industry that requires chefs in junior positions producing basic dishes in a professional kitchen.

This qualification leads on to the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4).

Workload & schedule

This programme involves 24 hours of teaching spread over three and a half days, in addition to 12 hours of self-directed study per week. You will also participate in various culinary events, so will be required to attend two evening events (dates will be advised at or shortly after programme commencement).

Part-time employment in the hospitality industry is an advantage to the learning of the skills gained on this programme.

Employment in the hospitality industry is an advantage, as is the achievement of cookery unit standards through secondary school education.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

Additional costs

Black leather closed-toe shoes, suitable for commercial restaurant environment. Uniform, full knife kit and workbooks provided

This programme is not open to international students.
Whangārei
Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
June 9, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$3,551
International
International Fees:
$18,952 (includes Level 3 & 4)
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Whangārei
Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
July 17, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$3,551
International
International Fees:
$18,952 (includes Level 3 & 4)
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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