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Learn the delectable art of baking plus the essential skills required to work in a commercial or boutique bakery.
Gain the essential skills you need for a successful career as a professional baker with this industry focussed programme.
By completing this programme you will gain the New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) Level 4.
During your studies you will learn how to produce a range of bakery products, including biscuits, breads, cakes and pastries.
You will also learn all the basic principles of bakery science, quality management, health and safety and hygiene standards required for the commercial baking industry.
As part of the programme you will take part in work placements at local cafés and bakeries as well as being involved in running your own bakery shop through 'Visions Pantry'.
To meet Health & Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.
This qualification gives you all the skills you will need to start your career working in craft bakeries, cake shops, cafés and factory plant operations.
You may choose to work overseas at international hotel chains or in the cruise ship industry with this qualification.
Additional industry based study qualifications are available including New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5 (Patisserie Strand).
40 NCEA credits at level 1 including 10 in literacy and 10 in numeracy.
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
INTERNATIONAL CLOSE DATE: 13 JANUARY FOR FEBRUARY START