Diploma in Professional Cookery (Level 5) (for International Students only)

  • 25 June, 5 November 2018 & 28 January 2019
  • Level 5
  • 4 semesters delivered over 18 months
  • $17,400 - International Students (year 1)
    $10,250 - International Student (year 2)

Qualification overview

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards for customers.

  • Monitor and maintain interactions between colleagues, managers and customers.

  • Monitor and maintain the application of standard operating policies and procedures to work roles in a commercial kitchen.

  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of cold larder and hot kitchen dishes employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.

  • Select and apply staffing strategies to meet performance targets

  • Plan and monitor workflow and supplies in a commercial kitchen

  • Manage operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles

  • Manage staff relationships for operational roles


Students who complete this qualification will also receive

  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

  • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery and Patisserie

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering 8065-21

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts Principles) 8065-02

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Supervision) 8065-04

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie) 8065-03.


Entry requirements

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study:

  • 48 or more credits at NCEA Level 1 including NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements or
  • Equivalent NZQF standards or
  • Other suitable equivalent level 1 or 2 qualification and 
  • IELTS 5.5 (academic) with no less than 5.0 in any band    

Career Options

Commis Chef, Chef De Partie, Sous Chef, Head Cook, Kitchen Manager and Chefs in senior positions producing advanced dishes in a professional kitchen.

Further study options