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New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Patisserie Strand) with Internships

Advance your cookery skills with the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Patisserie Strand). This programme is a nationally recognised qualification designed to prepare you for work within the patisserie or baking sectors in supervisory roles and offers a five week internship opportunity. For many students this may be a paid internship, and for all students, working in a highly ranked restaurant will be great experience for their CV. 

Course Content

This programme expands on the Level 4 Certificate and will provide you with increased capability in advanced patisserie techniques. It is also ideal for those with some experience in baking, who have gained the basic skills to go straight to diploma level.

You will cover the following four modules:

  • Bakery Management
  • Developing Baking Products
  • Planning and Monitoring Workflow
  • Producing advanced baking products
Five week internship: You will spend five weeks of your course working in a commercial kitchen as part of an internship. This will give you invaluable real-life industry experience and contacts. 

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be 18 years or older.
  • Candidates must have: NCEA Level 2, or equivalent; and New Zealand Certificate in Cookery or Baking (Level 4), or equivalent; or at least three years' relevant and current industry experience.
  • IELTS (academic) score of at least 5.5, or NZQ approved equivalent (for international students who speak English as a second language). An interview may be required.

Qualifications Awarded

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

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include bakery and patisserie work in

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


35 weeks 

Course Costs

  • Tuition fees: NZ$19,950.00
  • Course fees: NZ$1,150.00

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.