(KSSF201)Basic Knife Skills and Safe Food.xml (KSSF201)Basic Knife Skills and Safe Food

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KSSF201 - Knife Skills and Food Safety

CourseBasic Knife Skills and Safe Food

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

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Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

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Course Content

Become skilled in an essential area of any commercial kitchen environment

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
13285 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen 5 2 2
167 Practice food safety methods in a food business under supervision 8 4 4


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

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