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National Certificate in Baking from The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited

Contact info

Phone: (03) 325 9493

Entry requirements

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Subject area:
Baking and Pastry Making
National Certificate Level 3
Credits gained on completion of this course:

What can I learn during this qualification?

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What can I expect out of this qualification?

The National Certificate in Baking (Level 3) is the second in a series of Baking qualifications for baking trainees/apprentices employed in the varied workplaces of the baking industry. This qualification builds on the introductory National Certificate in Baking (Level 2) [Ref: 0588]. It is designed to expand on relevant industry skills and knowledge and is intended for people already working in baking industry roles.

The qualification consists of a compulsory and two elective sections.

The compulsory section covers:
. health and safety;
. food safety;
. legislative and food code requirements;
. bakery science;
. personal presentation.

Elective A requires 60 credits for industry specific standards from the domains for Baking; Baking - Biscuit; Baking - Bread; Baking - Cake; and/or Baking - Pastry.

Elective B allows candidates to select from a range of skill standards such as quality management, computing, storekeeping, retail and customer service, which will support varied roles within baking industry.

This qualification is a progression from the National Certificate in Baking (Level 2) [Ref: 0588]. It is designed to provide a pathway to trade qualifications at level 4 such as:
. National Certificate in Baking (Craft Baking) (Level 4) [Ref: 0590]
. National Certificate in Baking (Plant Baking) with strands in Bread, Biscuit, Cake, and Pastry (Level 4) [Ref: 0591]
. National Certificate in Baking (Instore/Franchise) (Level 4) [Ref: 1267].

Examples of related scholarships

Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation Scholarships

Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation - The Secretary
Up to $1,000.00 depending on the need and cost of the course being undertaken.


This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search Generosity's database at your college, university or local library.

The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited training provider details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (03) 325 9493    Fax: (03) 325 6709    Email: angela.blank@plantandfood.co.nz    Web: http://www.plantandfood.co.nz

Other locations


Canterbury Agriculture and Science Centre
Gerald Street

View other courses available through The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited

Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (www.nzqa.govt.nz)