Work-based training

About chef training

If you’re employed in a hospitality environment* you can study for free towards a qualification while you work.

We offer two food and hospitality qualifications designed to be completed in the workplace:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) (Workplace)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with Barista and/or Bar and/or Café Service Strands (Workplace)

These work-based training programmes are tailored to suit your individual needs, based on your workplace and experience. They are flexible and will have little impact on your work hours. Most of your learning will take place in the workplace, however during your training you’ll attend workshops and demonstrations at Ara. You’ll have two mentors; one at your workplace and one at Ara.

*To meet the entry criteria for these programmes, you must: be employed for a minimum of 20 hours a week, be a New Zealand resident and not be enrolled at secondary school or other tertiary-based study.

Programmes

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) (Workplace)

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) (Workplace)

Programme code:
NZ2101
Level:
4
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Become competent and confident creating complex dishes in fast-paced commercial kitchen environments.

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Workplace training

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) with Barista, Café Service or Bar Services Strand (Workplace)

Programme code:
NZ2104
Level:
3
Credits:
40
Starts:
Throughout the year

Develop your communication, café and barista skills and improve your understanding of business operating procedures.

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