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New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist)

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
International Close Date: 13 January for February start

Learn the delectable art of baking plus the essential skills required to work in a commercial or boutique bakery.

Gain the essential skills you need for a successful career as a professional baker with this industry focussed programme.

By completing this programme you will gain the New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) Level 4.

During your studies you will learn how to produce a range of bakery products, including biscuits, breads, cakes and pastries.

You will also learn all the basic principles of bakery science, quality management, health and safety and hygiene standards required for the commercial baking industry.

As part of the programme you will take part in work placements at local cafés and bakeries as well as being involved in running your own bakery shop through 'Visions Pantry'.

To meet Health & Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$7,200 - $7,760 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,240 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7,100 - $7,900 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,880 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 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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Career opportunities

This qualification gives you all the skills you will need to start your career working in craft bakeries, cake shops, cafés and factory plant operations.

You may choose to work overseas at international hotel chains or in the cruise ship industry with this qualification.

Study pathways

Additional industry based study qualifications are available including New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5 (Patisserie Strand).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
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  • Home Economics
  • Mathematics
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  • Cookery - (Sector Related)

Career Baker

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Learn the delectable art of baking plus the essential skills required to work in a commercial or boutique bakery.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ1842
Next Starts February 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 13 January for February start
Credits 120
Level 4
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ1842-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$7,200 - $7,760 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,240 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7,100 - $7,900 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,880 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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NZ Certificate in Baking - Level 4 (Generalist) - Feb 2021 - Christchurch
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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