Chefs are in demand both here and overseas and if you're keen to work in a fast growing hospitality industry, this cooking course will launch you into the starting blocks of an exciting career in hospitality.
You'll get plenty of hands-on skills in food and beverage service and learn to cook and present a range of hot and cold dishes. You'll also cover food safety, kitchen operations, problem solving, teamwork and talking with customers.
If you're studying at our Mokoia campus, you'll get to work as part of a real kitchen team serving customers in Toi Ohomai’s training café.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
|Next intake||To be confirmed View more details|
18 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$3,342 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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There are a wide range of job opportunities, depending on the size of each commercial kitchen and the type of food being offered.
You can work as a junior chef producing basic dishes in a professional kitchen.
Topics you'll cover
You'll learn to:
- prepare, cook and present a range of dishes using equipment, products and produce commonly used in the New Zealand hospitality industry, and
- follow standard operating procedures, deal with common problems in a commercial kitchen, and effectively communicate with colleagues, managers and customers.
Topics include health and safety regulations, food safety requirements and security practices to help ensure personal safety and minimise potential hazards for customers.
Institutes of technology have a long standing tradition of producing work ready, top quality chefs - this is the place employers come to fill their kitchen vacancies.
|Indicative Fees||$3,342 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
Allow approximately $900 for uniforms, knife kit, safety boots, and resources fee.
No tuition fees for Youth Guarantee eligible students
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
For reasons of health and safety and in line with hospitality industry expectations and requirements, you should be physically fit - this includes bending and lifting and being able to withstand long hours in a commercial kitchen environment.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 18 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)