New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

Programme highlights

Do you have a passion for food? Curious about a career in culinary?

It doesn't matter if you're an experienced home cook or if you're only getting started. You'll learn the professional cooking skills you need to get a taste for a career in a restaurant, café, hotel or the catering industry.

Programme Calendar

Flexible learning

Prefer to study this programme part-time? 

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Key facts

Start Month(s) February, March, May, July, September.
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $3,800 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2100
Duration

15 teaching weeks (full-time)

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

Need help applying?

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If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

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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

Entry-level positions in restaurants, cafés, commercial catering, hotels, functions and events.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below five courses (60 credits):

461.333 Fundamental preparations (12 credits)

Prepare to work in a commercial kitchen by learning how to confidently, safely and hygienically produce fundamental kitchen preparations.

461.334 Wet methods of cookery (12 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.

461.335 Short order methods of cookery (12 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.

461.336 Hot line methods of cookery (12 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.

461.337 Garde Manger (12 credits)

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

Key dates

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

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.