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 commercial bakery kitchen and our bakery café. Learn how to work when operating baking equipment and handling food.

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

Start Month(s) January, May and September
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 4
Domestic fees $6,900 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee
Programme Code MN1842
Duration

34 weeks (full-time)

Study Method Full time
Credits 120
International Fees Not available to International Students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
Qualification NZ Certificate

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Information is correct as at August 2017. 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 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] 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.

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.

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.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or 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).

Offered by

Faculty of Consumer Services - School of Baking and Patisserie

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct as at August 2017. 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 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] 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.