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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: WTA007

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: 31 weeks

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

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

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits

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


Demonstrate knowledge of nutrition in commercial catering


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


Prepare and cook basic vegetable dishes in a commercial kitchen

 Total NZQA Credits  26

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