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NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) - Patisserie Strand Level 5 Eastern Institute of Technology

New Zealand



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Do you want to become a Patisserie Chef? Once you have completed Cookery or Baking [Level 4], the NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) – Patisserie Strand – [Level 5] delivers all the practical skills you need to create fine pâtisserie and pastry dishes. Employment can follow in fine dining restaurants, cafes, bakeries and specialized patisserie establishments.


The pathway for the NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) – Pâtisserie Strand – [Level 5] at EIT is a full-time two year journey which offers you stimulating studies and provides the opportunity to begin a career in the hospitality industry.

The pathway consists of two programmes at different levels that build upon one another:

  • First Year: Level 4 – NZ Certificate in Cookery and/or NZ Certificate in Baking (Generalist) [Level 4]
  • Second Year: Level 5 – NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) – Patisserie Strand

You will also attain the London City and Guilds Award, Diploma in Food Preparation and Patisserie 8065 – at completion of the programme.

Our Pâtisserie programme delivers all the practical skills you need to create fine pâtisserie / pastry dishes through a combination of demonstrations, practical sessions and theory lessons. Learning from our world class lectures who have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest Pâtisseries, kitchens and Michelin starred restaurants. Our facilities include purpose-built kitchens, ensuring that our graduates are thoroughly grounded in all aspects of the trade.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

The NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) – Patisserie Strand – [Level 5] provides graduates with enhanced employment opportunities in fine dining restaurants and commercial kitchens including specialist and commercial catering, e.g. Chef de pâtissier in restaurants, Head Pastry Chef/Manager in large operations, Head section chef in Hotels, self-employment – Pâtisserie shop – chocolatier– cake decorator – bakery/cafe – confectioner– private caterer.

Practicum and Work Experience

During the first year of study all students will work on rostered lunch or dinner productions, mid-week, in fully licensed training restaurants on site as part of routine classes. In the second year specialized events are held including, dessert degustation, high tea and bake days.

Students will complete industry placement courses as part of the diploma programme.

Approximately 100 hours of industry-based experience per semester will ensure students develop professional networks, apply their professional skills in a commercial situation, and complete an enterprise report.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) - Patisserie Strand Level 5.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$18,500.00 (8,37,780) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Hawke’s Bay Campus

501 Gloucester Street,



4112, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants entering at Level 5 need to have demonstrated equivalent cookery knowledge or skills as attained via the NZ Certificated in Cookery (Level 4) or National Certificate in Hospitality (Level 4). Demonstrations of knowledge and skills can be either through study at EIT or another institution, or practical work in the hospitality or similar industry that includes a focus on professionalism.

Basic computer skills are required. The learning activities for all qualifications require students to cook with and consume all types of meat - applicants who are vegetarian should speak directly with international staff before completing the application process. Course duration and final programme structure subject to change.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • NZCEL Level 4 General

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