New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5)

40 Weeks

Gain the advanced general cookery skills needed to work as a senior chef.

This is the next step after the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) and will prepare you to work as a senior chef, producing advanced dishes in a professional kitchen. You’ll learn to plan and produce a broad range of larder, meat, poultry and fish dishes and to develop and design advanced dishes and menus.

The programme provides individuals who are employed in senior cheffing positions with a credential that enhances your employment opportunities in a professional kitchen.

The programme offers a specialist strand in advanced general cookery skills.

What you will learn

You will learn 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.

Additionally, the cookery strand will teach you to:

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

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

Workload & schedule

This programme involves 24 hours of teaching spread over three 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 expected on this programme.

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.

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
  • Hold the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4), or equivalent

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.

Employment in the hospitality industry is an advantage.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

Additional costs

Black leather closed toe shoes, suitable for commercial restaurant environment

Chefs Jacket and workbooks provided

This programme is not open to international students.

Youth Guarantee Fund*

If you are aged 16 to 24, you could study for FREE as part of the government's Youth Guarantee fund. To qualify for the Youth Guarantee fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete an application for a course that is covered by the Youth Guarantee fund.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be 16 to 24 years old at the time the course starts. Learners who are 15 years old and hold Ministry approved early leaving exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

Priority places will be given to students who:

  • have not yet achieved NCEA Level 1 or NCEA Level 2; or
  • have completed a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification through a Youth Guarantee provision programme.

All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Programme entry criteria may apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5)
Whangārei
Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5)
Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
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March 4, 2024
December 6, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Price:
Fees:
$7,535
(2024)
$7,535
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
$25,000
(2024)
International
International Fees:
$25,000
(2023)
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About Te Pūkenga

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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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