New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3).xml New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

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CertificateFull-time, 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2100

Domestic

$3,570 - $3,880

Starts

February, July

International

$10,620

Credits

60

Course related costs

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

Content

Gain a range of professional cooking and kitchen skills for entry into the dynamic world of hospitality.

If you like to cook, follow recipes or experiment with recipes of your own, this course will give you the skills you need to turn your talents into a career.

Working with experienced chefs in our commercial kitchens, your study will cover culinary skills, pastry skills and restaurant service essentials. Our practical training will give you the confidence and know-how to work your culinary magic in a commercial kitchen and hone your skills across a range of cooking styles, from main courses to pastries.

Career opportunities

With this qualification you can work as a junior chef creating basic dishes in cafes, restaurants and other food outlets.

Study pathways

You can follow this qualification with the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Food technology

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 60 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
  • This programme has open entry, however english language requirements apply.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • 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.

    OR

    • 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 REQUIREMENTS

5.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

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

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.