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

This course is available


Level of Study



35 weeks

Next start date

Expected Apr 2023


Sylvia Park Campus


Take your passion to the next level, building on the knowledge and techniques developed in the Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) and gain the expertise required for progression as a chef in the food industry.

If your goal is to become a professional chef this diploma is for you. You’ll graduate with the advanced cookery skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in today’s kitchens.

Learn about a range of international cuisines, the finer points of running a commercial kitchen and how to create original menus. This Level 5 Diploma, is ideal for those who already have cooking experience or have completed our Level 4 course and are ready to take it up a notch. You’ll also have an opportunity to secure an internship where you’ll gain invaluable work experience.

A taste of what you will learn

Practical skills in cooking and presenting a range of advanced food items using a variety of production methods.

Culinary influences throughout history.

How to create and present an advanced range of international cuisines

How to design a commercial kitchen layout

Menu development and kitchen management skills

Have fun during your study on a foodie field trip.

The opportunity to secure an internship where you’ll gain invaluable industry experience.

Career Opportunities

Become a sous chef in the big hotels and restaurants of the world

Junior sous chef

Restaurant sous chef

Hotel sous chef

Café Head chef

Industrial catering sous chef

Medical Facility First Cook

Entry criteria

All international students must:

- Be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the course.

- Have English language proficiency: If English is your second language, you need an English level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent with no band score lower than 5 (other English tests or evidence of your English language ability may be approved as advised by NZQA).

- Have travel and medical insurance and a valid visa.

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