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New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) with Internship

Level 4

Baking is one of the oldest professions in the world and demands commitment, a hard-working attitude and a passion for food. This course teaches you the full array of baking techniques and offers you a five week internship in a commercial kitchen. After this course you can go on to study either cookery or patisserie or pursue employment opportunities in a commercial bakery. 

Course Content

In this course you will learn both the practical knowledge and theory behind working in a commercial bakery including practical skills such as creating speciality breads and doughs, as well as a variety of sweets.

You will also learn about bakery science and quality management, safe food practices and workplace safety, workplace interactions and standard operating procedures in a bakery. 

Five week internship: The last five weeks of your course will be spent working in a commercial kitchen as part of an internship. For many students this may be a paid internship, and for all students, working in a highly ranked restaurant will give you invaluable industry experience and contacts.   

You will complete the following four modules: 

  • Workplace safety, bakery systems, breads and doughs
  • Workplace interactions and operations, sponges, cakes and cookies
  • Bakery science, quality management and sweets
  • Bakery production and pastry 
  • Five week paid internship

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include bakery and patisserie work in

  • Bakeries
  • Supermarkets
  • Specialised bakery stores
  • Caf├ęs
  • Restaurants
  • Bakery product manufacturers 

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be 18 years or older.
  • Candidates must have:
  • NCEA Level 1, or equivalent; or industry experience.
  • IELTS (academic) score of at least 5.5, or NZQA-approved equivalent (for international students who speak English as a second language). 
  • An interview may be required.

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35 weeks  

Course Costs

  • Tuition fees: NZ$19,950.00
  • Course fees: NZ$2,100.00 
The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees.  

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) – Level 4  

What should I do next?

Enrol in the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Patisserie Strand) with Internship (Level 5) or New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) with Internship (Cookery Strand)