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

Study Options



1 year


Level 5

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Do You Have a Flair for Food?

Do you want to become a Pâtisserie Chef? Once you have completed the NZ Certificate in Cookery or Baking [Level 4], the NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) [Level 5] – Pâtisserie strand delivers all the practical skills you need to create fine pâtisserie and pastry dishes.

Employment can follow in fine dining restaurants, cafés, bakeries and specialized pâtisserie establishments.


Our Pâtisserie programme delivers all the practical skills you need to create fine pâtisserie / pastry dishes through a combination of demonstrations, practical sessions and theory lessons.

You will be learning from our world-class lectures who have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest pâtisseries, kitchens and Michelin starred restaurants. Our facilities include purpose-built kitchens, ensuring that our graduates are thoroughly grounded in all aspects of the trade.

The pathway for the NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) [Level 5] – Pâtisserie Strand 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 and/or NZ Certificate in Baking (Generalist) [Level 4]
  • Second Year: NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) – Pâtisserie strand

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

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) [Level 5] – Patisserie Strand provides you with enhanced employment opportunities in fine dining restaurants and commercial kitchens including specialist and commercial catering, e.g. Chef de Pâtissier in restaurants, head pastry chef/manager in large operations, head section chef in hotels, self-employment in a pâtisserie shop or bakery/café, as a chocolatier, cake decorator confectioner or private caterer.


There is one entry date per year:

  • February


Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements



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.

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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