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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

Workload & schedule

This programme involves 24 hours of teaching spread over three days, in addition to 12 hours of self-directed study per week. You will also participate in various culinary events, so will be required to attend two evening events (dates will be advised at or shortly after programme commencement).

Part-time employment in the hospitality industry is expected on this programme.

Additional costs

Black leather closed toe shoes, suitable for commercial restaurant environment

Chefs Jacket and workbooks provided

Qualification gained

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5)

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$18,720.00 (US$ 10,762) per year
Start date

13 February 2023

Venue

NorthTec

Whangarei Campus,

51 Raumanga Valley Road,

WHANGAREI,

Raumanga,

0148, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent NCEA Level 2. High School Graduation Diploma. English requirements: IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18), TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE), NZCEL - Level 4 (Academic), Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

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

English requirements

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

NZCEL - Level 4 (General) or (Employment)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

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

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