Bachelor of Culinary Arts

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Creative Arts not elsewhere classified



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Bachelor of Culinary Arts programme is to facilitate learning by culinary students in a creative, flexible and collaborative environment within a culture that promotes and supports culinary-driven entrepreneurial opportunities. Graduates will be able to demonstrate professional competency, specialised technical knowledge and conceptual skills and make a valuable contribution to the direction and advancement of the culinary industries in New Zealand. Specifically the programme aims to equip students with the tools, techniques and competence required to work in their chosen career path within the extremely broad field of professional culinary art. The whole model is cognisant of the fact that the culinary industry is becoming more complex and collaborative. Bachelor of Culinary Art graduates need to gain a sound understanding of culinary practices while having a broad understanding of other related specialties. For further information refer to

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Minimum academic entry requirement is NCEA Level 3

Detailed requirements

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


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,671 $20,014
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,467 $25,402
Total $15,139 $45,416

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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 $37,421
Earnings range $20,810 - $53,704
In employment 75%
In further study N/A
On a benefit 5%

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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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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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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