New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

With this one year full-time hospitality course you'll learn a range of professional food preparation skills to enable you to enter the industry at intermediate level. With a shortage of New Zealand chefs, now is the perfect time for you to embark on your new career!

Students on this programme learn to prepare, cook and present a wide range of hot and cold dishes in our purpose built kitchens, keeping in mind potential hazards and food safety requirements.

Field trips are sometimes arranged to relevant businesses and food shows.Programme information for international students

Food is a vital and social part of our lifestyles and New Zealand trained chefs are always in demand here and overseas. This certificate will help you travel and work in kitchens all around the world.

Content Details

  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Pâtisserie Bakery and Desserts
  • Culinary Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Culinary Applications
  • Culinary Operations
  • Farinaceous Grains, Rice and Eggs
  • Meat and Poultry dishes
  • Seafood dishes

Dates/Times/Locations

This programme is 34 weeks with classes scheduled for approximately 22 hours per week. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time. 

StartEndModeLocationDuration
20 Feb 201717 Nov 2017Full-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)One year
15 May 20179 Feb 2018Full-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)One year
11 Sep 20178 Jun 2018Full-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)One year

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $6,552.00

2017 international students $19,952.00

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Career Opportunities

With the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) you may gain entry level positions in the following sectors:

  • Cafés
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Function Centres
  • Catering Companies
  • Cruise Ships
  • Airlines
  • Hospitals
  • Retirement Homes

Study Pathways

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Pathways

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Cookery Strand) (Level 5)

Entry Criteria

  • Open entry
  • Applicants must be aware that the industry requires a physical capability to withstand 4-8 hour session of working within the commercial kitchen environment

Information Meeting/Interview

We may require you to attend an information meeting prior to your acceptance onto the course. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course to see if it fits your career aspirations and for us to ensure you meet our entry requirements.

Information for International Students Planning to Apply for L4 and 5 Programme Together to Qualify for a Post Study Work Visa.

On entry you will need either Academic IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic endorsement, or meet a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in NZQF related Rules (Rule 18) – The Table.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.