New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Develop a solid background of general bakery knowledge, and get the advantage of real-world experience at our bakery shop days.

Build on your basic bakery skills and knowledge and learn to produce a range of baked goods to a consistent standard. Apply these skills in our refurbished commercial bakery kitchen and our bakery café. Learn how to work when operating baking equipment and handling food.

At MIT's School of Baking and Patisserie your hands-on training takes you out of the classroom and into the real-world environment of our world-class bakery kitchen and bakery shop. In our bakery shop you'll work as an effective member of the team and learn to communicate clearly with customers and your colleagues. As an MIT graduate you will have a high rate of success in finding work in your chosen field.

Key facts

Study Method 34 weeks (full-time)
Applications Close when the programme is full
Level 4
Credits 120
Fees $6,800 (approx)
International Student Fees Enquire upon application
Study Location MIT Otara

Information is correct at December 2016. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2017 fee structure. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Career opportunities

Intermediate Level employment in bakeries, restaurants, catering; or as cake decorating specialists and artisan bakers

Programme structure

Students complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Baking and Baking Essentials
  • Artisan Baking Skills
  • Bakery Café Assistant and Craft Baking Skills
  • Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills.

Further study

NZ Certificate in Baking (Level 4) strands in Biscuit and Cake, Bread, Gluten Free, Pastry, and Plant.
New Zealand Diploma in Baking (Level 5).

Programme Code MN1842
Qualification NZ Certificate

One year (34 weeks) (full-time) incl. four weeks break

Start Dates January, May and September

Start dates

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Offered by

Faculty of Consumer Services - School of Baking and Patisserie

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • have English language competence to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0) or equivalent;
  • be able to demonstrate the attitude and ability to work and study at the level required for the programme; and
  • be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme

The above criteria will be assessed through an interview process.

Applicants will be selected in order of receipt of completed application.

Recognition of current competence
Students who believe they have significant experience which covers parts of these programmes should contact the School of Culinary and Hospitality Studies to check whether they meet the unit learning outcomes and qualify for recognition of current competence (RCC). There is a fee for RCC assessment based on credit value.

International students

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

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