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

Level 5

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.

Course Content

This course will allow you to develop advanced patisserie and management skills with knowledge in a range of advanced patisserie disciplines including yeast goods, gateaux, tortes, hot and cold dessert work, food and beverage management, human resource management, team leadership, menu and kitchen design.

You will cover the following four modules:

  • Kitchen Management
  • Products and Production Systems
  • Kitchen Design 
  • Menu Development 

2018 Intake Dates

  • 22 Jan
  • 01 Oct

Entry Requirements

You must:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Have an overall IELTS 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0 (with an academic endorsement) or a recognised equivalent if English is your second language.
  • Have NCEA (48 Level 2 Credits including eight of which are in a language rich subject) or a
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery or Bakery (Level 4) or equivalent or 
  • Three years relevant and current industry experience (the tasks undertaken require evidence of competence in cookery, maths and English). 

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include bakery and patisserie work in

  • Bakeries
  • Supermarkets
  • Specialised bakery stores
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Bakery product manufacturers   


48 weeks including 8 weeks of holiday. 

Course Costs

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

Qualifications Awarded

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