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Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Patisserie Strand
Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Patisserie Strand

Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with Patisserie Strand

  • ID:CPIT640094
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)
  • OR New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Career Baker) Level 4 or equivalent
  • If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
  • If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

Acquire the advanced cooking skills required to produce complex patisserie items and take a leading role in commercial kitchen environments.

During the course of this one-year programme you'll acquire the advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques to confidently plan and produce a wide range of complex dishes including hot and cold desserts, gateaux and torten. You'll also learn effective methods for planning and monitoring workflow and supplies, and strategies for managing staff and operations to meet performance targets.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Graduates with this qualification can add to their expertise by completing the Cookery strand of the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • This qualification will enable you to work as a senior chef in a range of professional kitchens.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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