New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced)

Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

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1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is:
* To provide competent employees for the hospitality sector who are able to work as chefs in senior positions producing advanced dishes in a professional kitchen.
* To provide for those individuals who are employed as chefs in senior positions, a credential that will enhance their employment opportunities in a professional kitchen across the hospitality sector.
* To establish standards of professional practice for advanced cookery that can provide customers with confidence in a range of hospitality environments.

The strands in this qualification allow graduates to have advanced general cookery skills or to specialise in Patisserie.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants shld demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of the following: WITT's Diploma in Professional Cookery or NZ Cert in Cookery Level 4 or equivalent qualification OR City & Guilds 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering 8065-21 OR successfully complete the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering 8065-21 as a Full Cost Recovery course prior to acceptance into the programme of study AND at least three years work experience in a commercial kitchen in a supervisory role. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of having passed such test of English language as stipulated in Policy and Procedure English Language Proficiency. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria above may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate: Equivalent Knowledge and skills; and/or Previous and relevant life skills or work experience; and/or Other formal or informal study such as to suggest likelihood of successful course completion

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,717 $6,717
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,096 $9,096
Total $15,813 $15,813

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $36,313
Earnings range $27,240 - $42,629
In employment 71%
In further study 20%
On a benefit 6%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

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Rural Women New Zealand Education Fund

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Up to $500.00

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Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

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Rural Women New Zealand



$1,000 each.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 948 896
Phone: (06) 757 3100
Fax: (06) 757 3236

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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