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New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) with strands in Cookery - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake1: 06 May 2019 to 14 February 2020

Intake2: 23 September 2019 to 03 July 2020

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

Graduates can apply advanced cookery skills required in the hospitality industry. They have attained the necessary skills to design menus based on nutritional principles, portion control and commercial food costings.

Graduates have acquired the skills needed for working and supervising to a senior level in a commercial kitchen.

Compulsory

16895 Demonstrate knowledge of purchasing and stores management in a hospitality environment.

22032 Develop a maintenance schedule in the hospitality industry

27935 Apply staffing strategies to achieve service delivery outcomes for operational roles in a service delivery organisation

27936 Manage operating procedures and compliance requirements to meet service delivery outcomes.

27938 Manage staff to meet service delivery outcomes.

NDC501 Larder Production

NDC502 Food Preparation

NDC503 Menu Design

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 Direct material cost of $3394

International Fees can be found here.

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 strand in this qualification allows graduates to have advanced general cookery skills.

This programme leads to employment opportunities in the hospitality industry in fine dining restaurants and commercial kitchens, including specialist and commercial catering. Graduates may also progress to further study in hospitality management at degree level.

Entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery will be granted to applicants who:

  • Have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4), or
  • the National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) (Level 4), or
  • an equivalent programme of study.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview, or if they live some distance from the campus, complete a telephone interview. Applicants must produce copies of applicable supporting certificates and/or evidence of prior achievements prior to interviews.

Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration.

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelor‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.  OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • NZCEL – a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 42)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42.
  • Language Cert – B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS

An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study, or

Completion of all primary education and at least three years’ secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.  

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  2. Have successfully completed a Bachelors’ Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  4. Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery and be awarded the qualification the student must successfully:

Cookery Strand

  • Achieve all of the graduate profile outcomes for that strand showing competence to a minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery.
  • Complete required theoretical and practical course work and assignments.

The student will normally be expected to complete the Cookery strand of the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) with strands in Cookery full-time over 34 tutorial weeks.

(Please note: students failing to attend 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm at SIT's Invercargill campus.

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