Study baking

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

Programme highlights

People are spending millions every year at cafés, restaurants, local supermarkets and bakeries.

This demand leads to more job opportunities for skilled bakers.

Learn skills in craft baking, plant baking, specialty gateaux and torte, breads and other baked items. You will also have the opportunity to run shop days at the campus and learn hands-on skills.

International students

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, May, July, October

Study location(s)

MIT Ōtara

Level 4
Domestic fees

Click here to see a list of domestic course fees

Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme code NZ1842
Duration

Full-time for 1 year (32 teaching weeks)

Study method

Full-time
3 days per week (2 practical days, 1 theory day).

Credits 120
International fees This programme is for domestic students only. Please see the International Diploma in Baking.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Available (eligibility criteria applies)
Qualification

New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English language entry requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

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 Director/Head of School.

International students

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Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (120 credits):

Level 3

471.304 Introduction to baking and baking industry essentials (30 credits)

Begin your baking journey by learning how to make biscuits and basic pastry items, learn the basics of the baking industry including safe work practices and food safety; develop industry essential skills such as recipe interpretation, preparation of ingredients and equipment, terminology and processes and methods.

Learn to make cakes and yeasted doughs (breads) while also developing communication skills appropriate for the baking industry.

Level 4

471.401 Proficiency in baking industry skills (30 credits)

Demonstrate proficiency in baking industry skills to produce a range of bakery products including speciality torten and gateaux, learn more about food science and craft bakery.

472.411 Artisan baking skills (30 credits)

Learn the basic principles of bakery science and quality management to produce a range of bakery products.

472.412 Bakery café assistant and introduction to craft baking skills (30 credits)

Apply industry knowledge and skills to work as an assistant in a bakery café operation.

Prepare, produce and present craft baking items for our on-site bakery. Continue to develop the skills and knowledge needed for your future career in the baking industry.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the baking, culinary and hospitality calendar.

Career opportunities

Intermediate level employment in bakeries, restaurants, catering; or as a cake decorating specialist and artisan bakers. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

Further training or study

Information is correct as at February 2021. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2021 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2021 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2021 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2021 are based on the 2020 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2021. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.