NZ Certificate in Baking (Generalist) [Level 4]

Study Options



1 year


Level 4

Rise to the Challenge

The New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) [Level 4] programme is essentially hands-on training. Participants are taken out of the classroom and into the real-world environment of a local commercial bakery kitchen and retail shop in Hawke’s Bay.

In our bakery training environment students work as effective members of the team and learn to communicate clearly with customers and their colleagues. Having consulted with industry when developing this programme an EIT bakery graduate should be well positioned and equipped for finding work in this field.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.


The New Zealand Certificate in Bakery is delivered over one year and is designed to help participants develop a solid background of general bakery knowledge.

Study is based on bakery techniques research, and its culinary specialities. Formal work experience in industry is also an important part of the programme to build professional relationships and connections to employers.


Career Opportunities & Outcomes

With a worldwide shortage of skilled people in the industry, graduates may take their place in the workforce, progress to further industry-based training or set their sights on securing an apprenticeship.


Starts March



International Entry

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.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus
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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 or call in for a chat.