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Introduction to Professional Cookery Level 3

About the programme

This Year 3 programme will allow you to further develop your cooking skills in a commercial environment. You will learn how to blend ingredients and flavours, and master mouth-watering local and international dishes along with delicious hot and cold desserts. These skills will include a variety of cooking methods along with plating and serving.

Vocational pathway: Service sector

Programme code: VP0030

Programme modules: Cookery

NCEA level: Level 3

Criteria: Students enrolled in the WTA must still attend secondary school and keep up with normal school work. The unit standards achieved at the WTA will count towards NCEA Level 1, 2, or 3.​

Number of credits: 26

Duration of programme: 32 weeks, February to November

Programme structure: One day per week (8.30am-3pm) during the school term.

Location: Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

Cost: Free to the student

Transport: To be arranged with your school and covered by WTA (if applicable).

Further details: Waikato Trades Academy or www.youthguarantee.net.nz

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. Please see your careers advisor.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits
30818

Prepare dishes using basic methods of Asian cookery in a commercial kitchen

1310
13343

Demonstrate knowledge of nutrition in commercial catering

635
13310

Prepare and produce basic hot and cold dessert items in a commercial kitchen

535
13293

Prepare and cook basic vegetable dishes in a commercial kitchen

536
 Total NZQA Credits  26