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CoursePassion for Patisserie

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

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Christchurch - Madras Street and Timaru

Vocational Pathways

Service Industries

For more information

Email liaison@ara.ac.nz

Course Content

Turn your love for baking into a deliciously creative career.

Discover the art of creating delectable pastries and baked goods by learning classic and contemporary trends and techniques from our expert patisserie tutors. If you've always loved baking and want to learn 'the right way' to do things in the kitchen, then this is the course for you.

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
13272 Cook food items by Baking 4 2 2
24526 Apply safe working practices in a commercial kitchen 3 4 4
22234 Compare characteristics of International dishes and prepare and present International dishes 3 4 4
13284 Clean food production areas and equipment 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.

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application documents

Study pathways

Add to these skills with the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3 or the New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 4).


With baking skills under your belt, you'll be able to seek employment in bakeries, pastry kitchens, restaurants and hotels as a pastry chef, baker, cook or chef.