New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 3)

Programme highlights

Build a great foundation of baking skills for this practical and creative industry, and get the advantage of real-world experience on our bakery shop days.

Develop a basic knowledge of bakery practices. Learn the processes used to prepare, bake, finish and present a range of biscuits, bread, cakes and pastry products. Apply these skills in our refurbished commercial bakery kitchen and our bakery café. Learn how to work safely and to regulations when operating baking equipment and handling ingredients.

On graduating you'll be able to work as an apprentice or trainee baker or go on to further study.

Programme Calendar

Key facts

Start Month(s) January, May and September
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $3,900 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ1841
Duration

15 teaching weeks (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 60
International Fees International Students, please see the International Diploma in Baking
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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 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.

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/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

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Career opportunities

Apprentice or trainee bakers or similar entry-level roles in the baking industry.

Programme structure

Students complete the following courses:

Introduction to Baking

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.

Baking industry essentials

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

Introduction to Craft Baking skills

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.

Bakery Café Assistant

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

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

New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) (Level 4).
New Zealand Diploma in Baking (Level 5).

Offered by

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services 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 at September 2018. 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. 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 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.