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NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) [Level 5] – Cookery strand

Study Options

Full-time

Length

1 year

Level

Level 5

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Do you have a flair for food?

Do you want to become a Professional Chef? With the NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) [Level 5] – Cookery strand is a step up to an advanced level of Cookery, which includes modern techniques and methods with diverse projects in global and local cuisines. Employment can follow in fine dining restaurants, cafes and in specialized food production industries.

Outline

Gain a professional cookery qualification in the hospitality industry.

You will be able to operate with some supervisory and management responsibilities in kitchen environments locally, nationally and internationally.

The pathway for cookery and professional chef training at EIT is a full-time two year journey which offers you stimulating studies and provides the opportunity to begin a career in the hospitality industry.

The pathway consists of two programmes at different levels that build upon one another:

  • First Year: NZ Certificate in Cookery [Level 4]
  • Second Year: NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) [Level 5] – Cookery strand

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at EIT, or simply give us call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) [Level 5] – Cookery strand provides you with enhanced employment opportunities in fine dining restaurants and commercial kitchens including specialist and commercial catering.

For example: Chef de Cuisine in smaller businesses, assistant management in commercial caterers, self-employment or as a Sous Chef in larger businesses.

Dates

There is one entry date per year:

  • February

Entry

Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus

Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.