Artisan chocolates

Who should attend

This course is for recreational home bakers, current students/graduated students, people interested in baking who cannot enrol on a full programme of study and those who love chocolate.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

6 March

1 May

31 July

9 October

Duration Five weeks, one day a week.
Time 4.30-8.30pm
Study location(s) MIT Ōtara
Study method Part-time
Domestic fees $250 (approx)
Course code 472.306

Entry requirements


Open entry for Domestic students

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

Course structure

Prepare to produce and present basic and advanced artisan chocolates

  • Tempering and paddling of chocolate
  • Produce chocolates - Bon-bons, truffles
  • Dipping, moulding and rolling techniques
  • Decorating and presentation tips
LessonWhat you will do
1Tempering and paddling of chocolate - chocolate run outs, chocolate bars, fruit and nut chocolate disks, piping techniques, decorating and packaging
2Produce chocolates - bon-bon moulding techniques, ganach filling, gaunda hazelnut filling, decorating and packaging
3Produce chocolates - truffle rolling techniques, ganach production, rolling ganach, chocolate truffle dipping, decorating and packaging
4Produce chocolates - bon-bon dipping techniques, piping bon-bons, dipping bob-bons, decorating and packaging
5Chocolate fudge production, fresh cream truffles, piping and dipping, decorating and packaging
What you will need for the course:
  • Change of clothing and a full apron. (Pants, shirt or chef jacket, closed no-slip footwear). Hat or hair-net provided
  • Water bottle and evening snack
  • Containers for produce to be taken home for evaluation / feedback
  • Masks are to be worn at all times as per MIT policy.

For more information, phone 0800 62 62 52 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at 13 January 2023. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.