NZ Certificate in Baking [Level 3]

Study Options



18 weeks


Level 3

Rise to the Challenge

The NZ Certificate in Baking [Level 3] programme is essentially hands-on training. You will be taken out of the classroom and into the real-world environment of a local commercial bakery kitchen and The Hub Café.

In our bakery training environment you will work as an effective member of the team and learn to communicate clearly with customers and your colleagues. You will 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, building professional relationships and connections to employers.


Delivered over one semester, this programme is designed to help you learn to produce a range of baked goods to a consistent standard. The programme will build on your basic bakery skills and knowledge.

During the programme you will build professional relationships and connections with employers. The structure of the timetable will enable you to pursue employment in the industry whilst you are completing your studies.

The programme progresses bakery learning and experience to senior technical levels. Study is based on bakery techniques research, and its culinary specialties.

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

Career Opportunities and 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 progress onto the NZ Certificate in Baking (Generalist) [Level 4] programme and then the NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) [Level 5] Pâtisserie strand.


There is one entry point per year:

  • February


Entry Requirements

English Language Entry Requirement

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