New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Cookery Strand.xml New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Cookery Strand

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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

NZ Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) or equivalent. If English is not your first language, IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

Gain the skills and expertise needed to produce advanced dishes and take a leading role in commercial kitchen environments.

During the course of this one-year programme you'll acquire the skills to confidently plan and produce a broad range of meat, poultry, fish and larder dishes, employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques. You'll also learn effective methods for planning and monitoring workflow, strategies for managing staff and operations to meet performance targets, and how to plan, develop and design dishes and menus.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) or equivalent.

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: NZ2102
LEVEL: 5
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February (Christchurch and Timaru), July (Christchurch only)
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $6,900 - $7,400
International: $20,020
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street and Timaru
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Next steps

To apply for this programme:

  • complete an application form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Application documents

Career opportunities

This qualification will enable you to work as a senior chef in a range of hospitality environments.

Study pathways

Graduates with this qualification can add to their expertise by completing the Patisserie strand of the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Food Technology