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New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

STARTS: January 2022
Madras Street, Timaru
International Close Date: 19 December for January start; 13 January for February start; 23 June for July start

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

This programme covers the skills required to create a wide range of complex dishes from hot meals and desserts to pastries.

You'll learn about preparation and presentation techniques, food safety, health and safety, operating policies of commercial kitchens and communication practices between colleagues, managers and customers.

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

Fees for 2021

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

Fees for 2022

Domestic costs
$7,221 - $8,034 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year
International costs
$22,252 per year
International Levy
$523.50 per year
Valid To
January 01, 2022

10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits and 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits

OR New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) OR equivalent

OR 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 will give you the skills to work as an intermediate-level chef in a professional kitchen.

Study pathways

Graduates with this qualification can progress to the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery and Patisserie.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Food technology

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

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

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2101
Next Starts January 2022
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 19 December for January start; 13 January for February start; 23 June for July start
Credits 120
Level 4
Additional Equipment/Fees $1000 Approximately for uniforms, knives, and textbook
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2101-MAIN

Fees for 2021

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

Fees for 2022

Domestic costs
$7,221 - $8,034 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year
International costs
$22,252 per year
International Levy
$523.50 per year
Valid To
January 01, 2022
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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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