(FHIC200)International Cuisine.xml (FHIC200)International Cuisine

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STAR International cuisine

CourseInternational Cuisine

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme Code





Ara Credits





Christchurch - Madras Street and Timaru

Vocational Pathways

Service Industries

For more information

Email liaison@ara.ac.nz

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.

Course Structure

To complete this Youth course you are required to do the NZQF unit standards outlined in the table below. The credits above are Ara credits which you will receive upon completion of this course. Please note the number of credits may be different.

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


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.