Diploma in Culinary Arts

Level 5

Do you dream of becoming a top chef? Read on!

The Diploma in Culinary Arts (Level 5) programme will provide you with advanced culinary skills and management skills with knowledge to an applied level in a range of advanced culinary disciplines, including cold larder and hot kitchen work, food and beverage management, human resource management, team leadership, menu and kitchen design.

You will gain practical experience in advanced culinary techniques, operational and human resource management, nutrition, kitchen operations, design and production systems, food costing, menu design, regional cuisines and culinary products.

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Course Content

The first year of the programme is made up of the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4). For course content, please see the information outlined here.

The second year of the programme is made up of the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5).

For course content, please see the information outlined here.

Duration

96 weeks including 16 weeks of holiday. 

Course Costs

First Year

  • Tuition fees: NZ$19,500.00
  • Compulsory course costs: NZ$2,000.00

Second Year

  • Tuition fees: NZ$12,300.00
  • Compulsory course costs: NZ$1,000.00  

Qualifications Awarded

  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery - Level 4
  • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) - Level 5
  • City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation & Cookery (Culinary Arts) 8065-02*

*Students who successfully complete the two year Diploma in Culinary Arts (Level 5) programme will be offered the opportunity to be assessed for the City and Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery (Culinary Arts) 8065-02 at no additional cost.

Career Opportunities

  • Cafe Head Chef
  • Medical Facility First Cook
  • Industrial Catering Sous Chef
  • Hotel Sous Chef
  • Catering and Events Junior Sous Chef
  • Restaurant Sous Chef
  • Rest home First Cook 

2017 Intake Dates

  •  02 Oct

2018 Intake Dates

  • 22 Jan 
  • 16 Apr
  • 09 Jul
  • 01 Oct

Entry Requirements 

You must: 

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Show evidence of Academic IELTS 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0 or a recognised equivalent. 
  • Have NCEA: 48 Level 2 credits (including eight Level 2 credits in a language rich subject) or a
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery or Bakery (Level 3) or equivalent skills or
  • At least three years relevant and current industry experience (the tasks undertaken require evidence of competence in cookery, maths and English). 

Given the complexity of work within the Level 5 second year component of the Diploma in Culinary Arts programme, it is vital that students display the necessary characteristics required to complete a programme of study at that level.  

These characteristics will be measured through the New Zealand Certificate of Cookery (Level 4), first year component, which will inform student progression into the second year of the programme.