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Culinary Arts Year 1​

Upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts Year 1 programme, you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)


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City and Guilds Approved Centre Logo​​You’ll develop cookery skills to prepare, cook and present food employing complex preparation and presentation techniques. You will also acquire the knowledge to monitor and maintain health and safety, food safety and security practices, and learn standard operating policies and procedures to enable you to work in a commercial kitchen.

Also embedded within this programme are internationally recognised City & Guilds qualifications (www.cityandguilds.com).​


​VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY​ HERE​

Schedule of Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
COOK301​Cookery Fundamentals 1​
3
15

N/A
COOK302
Cookery Fundamentals 2​
3
15
COOK301
N/A
COOK303​Hot Kitchen​
315
COOK301
N/A
COOK404Complex Hot Kitchen ​
4
15
COOK301
N/A
COOK405Complex Cold Larder​
4
15
COOK301
N/A
COOK406Complex Patisserie​
4
15
COOK301
N/A
COOK407Complex Desserts​
4
15
COOK301
N/A
COOK408Culinary Operations and Professional Practices​
4
15
COOK301
N/A
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Entry Requirements:

  • ​New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3); or
  • 24 credits at NCEA Level 2, including 12 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English or Māori and 10 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics; or
  • Certificate in Service Industries Sector (Level 3) (including the Cookery course); or
  • Equivalent

Candidates aged 20 years or above who have not met the entry requirements listed above but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

​Candidates aged under 20 years who have not met the entry requirements listed above but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Candidates may be required to take part in a selection interview process. ​

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English
Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or
equivalent.

Career/further opportunities:

​Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work as chefs in intermediate positions producing complex dishes in a professional kitchen.

​This programme leads on to the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery and Patisserie.

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