New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

Produce the basic dishes required in a commercial kitchen. Gain the skills to work at an entry-level in a commercial kitchen. Practise preparing, cooking and presenting dishes. Learn about nutrition, health and safety, and commercial kitchen procedures.

What you will learn

  • Apply fundamental cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of basic dishes, using commodities commonly used in industry
  • Commercial kitchen procedures
  • Develop knowledge of the importance of the nutrition and the effects that the cooking and storing of food has on nutritional value
  • Apply health and safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimize potential hazards for customers

Career options

  • Kitchen assistant

Entry criteria

Under 20 years

10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits and 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits or an equivalent qualification.

Over 20 years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

Documents and other details

Programme Handbook 2019

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