New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5

2021 Semester 1: 22 March to 31 December

2021 Semester 2: 20 September to 01 July

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

Enhance your employment opportunities in commercial kitchens with the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5. 

This qualification will give you the credentials needed to advance into senior positions in the kitchen and develop your impressive culinary capabilities further.

You will learn:

  • Kitchen Management
  • Larder production
  • Food Preparation
  • Menu Design and Delivery

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material cost of $3562

International Fees can be found here.

This programme leads to senior 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.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) 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.