What will I learn?

This is the next step after the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) and will prepare you to work as a senior chef, producing advanced dishes in a professional kitchen. You'll learn to plan and produce a broad range of larder, meat, poultry and fish dishes and to develop and design advanced dishes and menus.

The programme provides individuals who are employed in senior cheffing positions with a credential that enhances your employment opportunities in a professional kitchen.

The programme offers a specialist strand in advanced general cookery skills.

What you will learn

You will learn to:

  • Select and apply staffing strategies to meet performance targets.
  • Plan and monitor workflow and supplies in a commercial kitchen.
  • Manage operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles.
  • Manage staff relationships for operational roles.

Additionally, the cookery strand will teach you to:

  • Plan and produce a broad range of meat, poultry and fish and larder dishes using advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.
  • Plan, develop and design advanced dishes and menus suitable for a commercial hospitality environment.

Career opportunities and pathways include any role within the hospitality industry that requires chefs in senior positions producing advanced dishes in a professional kitchen.

Courses in this programme

Compulsory Courses

  • 5565.001 - Staffing Strategies and Performance Targets
  • 5565.002 - Workflow and Supply Planning Management
  • 5565.003 - Managing Operating Procedures
  • 5565.004 - A la Carte Menus
  • 5565.005 - Special Event Menus
  • 5565.006 - Degustation Menus
  • 5565.007 - Buffet Menus
  • 5565.008 - Off-site Catering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$18,720.00 (9,66,457) per year
Start date

Expected February 2022



Whangarei Campus,

51 Raumanga Valley Road,



0110, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must prove their English Proficiency.

For international students

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes
  • Hold the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4), or equivalent

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have and IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.