International Diploma in Cookery (Level 5)

(International students only)

Programme highlights

Develop advanced cooking skills and learn the skills you need to lead a kitchen.

Gain experience cooking and presenting a range of dishes in our world-class kitchen facilities.

Further your understanding of restaurant management. Learn how to plan, develop and cost menus and manage staff. You will also get real-world experience on work placements in restaurants.

When you graduate, you will be ready to take on a managerial role in a professional kitchen.

This qualification is for international students.

Please note:
This diploma is designed specifically for the needs of international students and includes both the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) and the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Level 5) Cookery strand.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, May, July, October
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 5
Domestic fees International students only
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code MN4551
Duration

64 teaching weeks (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 240
International Fees Enquire upon application
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification Diploma

Study culinary at Manukau Institute of Technology

Entry requirements

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 Academic score of 5.5 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/

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

Test your English level to help you plan.

Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.

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Career opportunities

Qualified chefs, highly sought after by industry.

Programme structure

Students will receive two awards including:

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

Boiling poaching and steaming (15 credits)

Prepare to work in a commercial kitchen by learning how to confidently, safely and hygienically use wet methods of cookery such as boiling, poaching and steaming.

Frying (15 credits)

Prepare to work in a commercial kitchen by learning how to confidently, safely and hygienically use short order methods of cookery such as frying.

Baking, roasting and grilling (15 credits)

Prepare to work in a commercial kitchen by learning how to confidently, safely and hygienically use hot line methods of cookery such as baking, roasting and grilling.

Cold food service (15 credits)

Prepare to work in a commercial kitchen by learning how to confidently, safely and hygienically produce cold food items.

Farinaceous and dairy (15 credits)

Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of dishes using farinaceous and dairy items and employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.

Fruits and vegetables (15 credits)

Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of dishes using fruit and vegetable items and employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.

Meat, fish and poultry (15 credits)

Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of dishes using meat, fish and poultry items and employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.

Desserts and patisserie (15 credits)

Prepare, produce and present a range of dessert and patisserie dishes in a commercial kitchen.

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

Concepts of menu planning (15 credits)

Identify the components of menu planning in the culinary industry.

Applied menu planning concepts (15 credits)

Apply the concepts of menu planning to a familiar menu.

Hospitality business concepts (15 credits)

Provides an overview of catering establishments, marketing and costing.

Applied hospitality business concepts (15 credits)

Identify the impact of catering establishment style, marketing and costing on culinary preparations.

Professional kitchen management (15 credits)

Provide an overview of resourcing, suppliers and legislation in the culinary industry

Applied professional kitchen management (15 credits)

Identify the impact of resourcing, suppliers and legislation on culinary preparations

Culinary staff management (15 credits)

Provide an overview of staff management to achieve service delivery outcomes in the culinary industry

Applied culinary staff management (15 credits)

Identify and apply staff management techniques to achieve service delivery outcomes in the culinary industry

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme, please contact the International Centre at international.application@manukau.ac.nz

Key information for students

International Diploma in Cookery (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. 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-internationalstudents/
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 2 Years
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$6,890 $13,780
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$10,402 $20,804
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$17,292 $34,584
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. N/A
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $36,313
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $27,240 - $42,629
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 71%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 20%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 6%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students

Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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.