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Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

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If you’re new to the commercial cookery environment, this course has all the right ingredients to get you started. It’s ultra-practical and you’ll graduate knowing all about food safety and how to prepare basic dishes at an operational level. It’ll set you up with the basic skills commercial chefs are looking for in their kitchen staff.

What will I learn?

  • Food safety
  • Knife handling
  • Stocks, sauces, and soups
  • Basic pastry and dough dishes
  • Food costing
  • Basic fish and meat dishes
  • Commercial kitchen skills

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
  • NCEA Level 2
  • NZMA Certificate in Food Safety


Start Dates

This 20-week programme is offered at NZMA’s Sylvia Park Campus.

Course & Costs

This course is part of the government led Youth Guarantee Programme. If you are aged 16-19, and meet the course entry requirements, you can attend this course for FREE.

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria.

Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

International Students

Tuition Fees: NZ$10,500 
Course Fee: NZ$1,700

The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees.

Entry Requirements

  • You need to be 16 or older.
  • If English is your second language you’ll need an IELTS score of at least 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.0, or the equivalent*.

* Other English Tests / evidence may be approved as advised by NZQA

All our Cookery courses

  • Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

  • Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

  • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Level 5) (1 Year)

  • Diploma Programme in Professional Cookery (Level 5) (2 Years)

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