New Zealand Certificate in Baking

Learn to prepare, bake and present a range of breads, biscuits, cakes and pastry products. Gain the skills to work as a trainee baker or progress with further study. Baking skills are in hot demand in New Zealand!

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What you will learn

  • Learn the use of different flour types, sugar varieties and yeast.
  • Understand why ingredients are combined together in exact quantities to produce products
  • Produce a range of yeast-raised classics, including bagettes, bagels, pizza bread and plaited loaves
  • Create melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, yo-yo biscuits and biscotti
  • In addition to traditional cakes, lamingtons, victoria sponge and berry friands, cover a range of slices
  • Progress through pastry-based products, from savoury pies and puff pastries to sweet tarts and turnovers
  • Cater to dietary requirements with gluten-free alternatives
  • Learn techniques for finishing and presenting basic bakery items
  • Work in a team to produce bakery items for sale
  • Follow food hygiene processes to prepare, cook, serve and store food safely

What your week will look like

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Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Upcoming start dates

  • 17 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • NCEA Level 1 literacy
  • 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits
  • Or an equivalent qualification


If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes


  • NCEA Level 1 literacy
  • 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits
  • Or an equivalent qualification

International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

What it will cost


  • Fee: $3,300
  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details


  • Fee: $9,980

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?


Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.


To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details

Offered by:
School of Hospitality
Offered by:
Te Kūmete nui o te Manaakitanga
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 3)
Programme code: