(FHIC200)International Cuisine.xml International Cuisine

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CourseInternational Cuisine

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme Code




Flexible *

NZQF Credits





Madras Street Campus

Vocational Pathways

Service Industries

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Course Content

Learn how to prepare and serve a variety of cuisines from around the world.

Journey along exotic spice trails, from fragrant curries to Mexican stuffed chillies and saffron risotto. Compare characteristics of different dishes and expand your range of international foods.

This course can be paid for through your secondary schools' STAR budget.

* We are happy to work with you to create a timetable that best suits your needs. Please contact youthtransition@ara.ac.nz for more information.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
13277 Cook food items by braising and stewing 4 2 2
13276 Cook food items by grilling 4 2 2
22234 Compare characteristics of International dishes and prepare and present International dishes 3 4 4
13285 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen 4 2 2


Academic requirements

To enrol you must 16 years or over and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school. If you are currently enrolled at a high school you will need to provide Approval of Enrolment from your school Principal.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below or credits in English rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

IELTS 5.0 Academic (with no band score lower than 5.0).  For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application documents

Study pathways

Further skills can be gained with the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3 and 4.


With cookery skills under your belt, you'll be able to seek employment in restaurants, cafes and hotels as a cook or chef.