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Cookery Level 3 (Dual Enrolment)

Gain cooking skills for further study or employment.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

Location: Christchurch

On this course you’ll learn how to prepare, cook and present a range of basic dishes using fundamental cooking skills. Training is largely hands-on, practical and based in our commercial kitchen facilities. You’ll also learn how to deal with familiar problems in commercial kitchens and follow standard operating procedures, and you’ll gain skills in communication. Part-time, one year.

Please note: places are limited, and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the student’s eligibility. Fees may apply for international students.

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Fees may apply for International Students

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
13293 Prepare and cook basic vegetable dishes in a commercial kitchen 6 6 6
13314 Prepare and cook egg dishes in a commercial kitchen 7 4 4
27955 Apply food safety practices in a food-related establishment 3 5 5
13315 Prepare cook, and present rice and farinaceous dishes in a commercial kitchen 6 6 6
13316 Prepare and cook basic pasta dishes in a commercial kitchen 6 3 3
27929 Apply standard operating procedures and the code of conduct to a work role in a service delivery workplace 2 5 5
13310 Prepare and produce basic hot and cold dessert items in a commercial kitchen 6 5 5
13322 Prepare and cook basic pastry dishes in a commercial kitchen 6 4 4
27927 Apply health, safety and security practices to a work role in a service delivery workplace 2 5 5
27928 Interact with other staff and managers, and customers to provide service delivery outcomes 2 5 5
13288 Prepare and cook basic meat dishes in a commercial kitchen 6 8 8
13304 Prepare and cook basic fish dishes in a commercial kitchen 7 4 4
Total: 60 60

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternative Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) (DE)

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Gain cooking skills for further study or employment.

Type Dual Enrolment
Code NZ2100
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 60
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees Fees may apply to international students
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2100-DUAL
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