New Zealand Certificate in Cookery

Master techniques of basic cooking and food preparation, to advanced methods. From Asian cuisine, contemporary New Zealand to classical French cooking. Plan and cost a menu. Benefit from experienced tutors who have worked locally and overseas.

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What you will learn

  • Develop your skills and knowledge in different styles of cuisine from Asian, contemporary New Zealand, to classical French cooking
  • Gain a working knowledge of nutritional principles
  • Learn how to plan and cost a menu
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Timetable

You will have varying start times depending on what shifts your class has been allocated.

Daily classes will be in four and a half hour blocks from Monday to Thursday. (If Monday is a statuary holiday classes will be held from Tuesday to Friday.)

Shift start and finish times will be as follows:

  • 8am - 12.30pm
  • 12.30pm -5pm
  • 5pm - 9.30pm
  • 8am – 2pm (lunch shift)
  • 2pm – 9pm (dinner shift)

Classes will be allocated in the first week of the programme.

Students must wear suitable footwear for the kitchen environment. (Black enclosed, non-slip rubber soles). 

Today we're making salmon darne on steamed silverbeet with minted potatoes and baby carrots, drizzled with hollandaise sauce.
Carrie-A
Carrie-A, Cookery student

Career options

  • Chef
  • Cook

Further study options

Develop advanced skills. Specialise in cookery or patisserie.

Gain internationally-recognised qualifications

What your week will look like

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

Upcoming start dates

  • 3 July 2017
  • 30 October 2017

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

Entry criteria

Under 20

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

20+

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

International

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

International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,600
  • Course related costs: $700

    Approx estimate for knife set, scales, textbook

  • 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

International

  • Fee: $18,500

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

  • Course related costs: $700

    Approx estimate for knife set, scales, textbook

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Where will my course be?

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Local

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.

International

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 Cookery (Level 4)
Programme code:
NZ2101
Today we're making salmon darne on steamed silverbeet with minted potatoes and baby carrots, drizzled with hollandaise sauce.
Carrie-A
Carrie-A, Cookery student

Gain internationally-recognised qualifications

Learn in our training restaurant. Serve real customers

Find out more about Bistro 52