Institute of Technology or PolytechnicAra Institute of Canterbury
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jan 2023
Become competent and confident cooking complex dishes in fast-paced commercial kitchen environments.
This programme covers the skills required to create a wide range of complex dishes from hot meals and desserts to pastries.
You'll learn about preparation and presentation techniques, food safety, health and safety, operating policies of commercial kitchens and communication practices between colleagues, managers and customers.
To meet Health and Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.
This qualification will give you the skills to work as an intermediate-level chef in a professional kitchen.
Graduates with this qualification can progress to the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery and Patisserie.
10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits and 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits
OR New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) OR equivalent
OR If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?
If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.
IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.0
LISTENING - 5.0
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36