New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced)

Prepare yourself to manage a kitchen. Build on your culinary abilities focusing on either cookery or patisserie. Develop skills that will allow you to move up to a supervisory role and run a commercial kitchen. The programme is designed for those already in industry or students wanting to develop further skills.

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What you will learn

  • Learn how to design, develop, plan and cost menus
  • Manage staff and resources to achieve targets
  • Present your dish ideas using best-practice contemporary techniques and advanced culinary skills
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Core courses (for all students)

  • Introduction to staff management
  • Kitchen, operational procedures
  • Work-integrated learning
  • Food production supervision

Then choose between:

Patisserie

  • Desserts
  • Gateaux varieties
  • Yeast products
  • Pastry items

or

Cookery

  • Global cuisine influences and techniques
  • Traditional larder techniques
  • Sustainable practices
  • Modern larder preparations

This qualification is the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) - Cookery or Patisserie.

WelTec has aligned this programme with the internationally recognised City and Guilds Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery (Supervision).

Patisserie students will also have the chance to obtain the City and Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie).

For international students, this course can be aggregated with the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) as a combined two year programme. 

Course costs for Patisserie strand:
Knife kit and scales (you will have these from Level 4), patisserie equipment (approximately $180), textbook (approximately $90), suitable footwear for wearing in kitchens (non-slip rubber soles).

Course costs for Cookery strand:
Knife kit and scales (you will have these from Level 4), textbook (approximately $90), suitable footwear for wearing in kitchens (non-slip rubber soles).

We practise managing, being part of a team, divvying up the cooking. It's hands on and there’s lots of group work to prepare you for the industry.
Jamie
Jamie, Advanced Cookery student

Career options

This qualification is the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) with strands in Cookery and Patisserie. 

  • Kitchen Manager
  • Sous Chef
  • Executive Chef

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Upcoming start dates

  • 6 March 2017
  • 3 July 2017

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

Entry criteria

Under 20

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4, or equivalent.

20+

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

International

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4, 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: $270

    Knife kit, scales, textbook and various equipment

  • 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: $270

    Knife kit, scales, textbook and various equipment

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Where will my course be?

Ready to enrol?

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 Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) (with strand in Cookery or Patisserie)
Programme code:
NZ2102
We practise managing, being part of a team, divvying up the cooking. It's hands on and there’s lots of group work to prepare you for the industry.
Jamie
Jamie, Advanced Cookery student

Gain internationally-recognised qualifications

Learn in our training restaurant. Serve real customers

Find out more about Bistro 52