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Aspire2 International

Auckland , Auckland CBD ,New Zealand

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced)

Hungry to start your career as a professional chef? New Zealand is an excellent training ground. A melting pot of international cuisine, we are a country famed for our innovative food scene and exceptional produce. What’s more, we’re facing a huge skills shortage. Commercial kitchens across the country are crying out for trained chefs – and with this diploma qualification you’ll be the pick of the bunch.

Make your mark in any professional kitchen with our one-year Diploma in Cookery. Gain practical skills and knowledge in advanced cookery and develop the kitchen management expertise you need for success. From managing staff relationships and meeting compliance requirements to monitoring workflow, planning supplies and hitting performance targets. Learn all this and more with this hands-on industry respected qualification.

Campus Information


Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and has a population of 1.5 million people. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2018 Best Student Cities survey Auckland ranked 23rd in the world for education quality, student mix and quality of living. Our purpose-built Cookery campus is centrally located in the suburb of Henderson in Auckland, close to all transport and public amenities in the popular tourist region known for its vineyards, dining options and fresh produce. If you are passionate about fine food and wine, New Zealand has both in abundance. A wide variety of produce is locally grown and with 15,000 kilometres of coastline teeming with fish and shellfish, New Zealand has the best ingredients for your recipes. Combined with our multicultural influences New Zealand food has a vibrant style which is internationally recognised.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Recruit talented students and graduates

Fill your part time, casual, full term, internship, short term vacancy needs. You can connect with Aspire2 International students and graduates through Aspire2 Work’s job board, career centre and free recruitment services.
These graduates are highly mobile and ready to move for the best opportunity after graduation.
Our students and graduates come with a broad range of skills and experience and specialise in business management, IT, hospitality, health services, and cookery.

  • Advertise your vacancies recruitment events or open days free of charge
  • Provide full recruitment support free
  • Use our campus interview facilities to recruit, no cost
  • Help shortlisting candidates and arranging interview times

Get extra help for your projects and events

Have an IT or business challenge? Our students can help. As part of their academic programmes, they develop applied projects alongside established businesses and organisations. The resulting intellectual property ends up belonging to industry partners. Various students also have work experience in: social media, marketing, graphic design, event organisation, photography and much more.

Participate in campus career fairs and career events

Aspire2 International’s career fairs are a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of your company, promote job opportunities, and meet potential future employees.

Or create your own career event with us

Participate in upcoming career fairs and events or host your own on-campus recruitment information sessions. These can be organized by our career offices, faculties, and student volunteers across any of the three campuses.

Select a work experience student

Work experience is an effective and low risk-way to recruit. You can benefit greatly from working with our students who are full of energy, fresh and innovative ideas, and invaluable cultural insights. Also by developing and helping to transition an international student from college to the workforce, you will gain recognition as a leading employer from your mentoring.

Offer tours of your workplace

Help us to get to know you better, let our students see your organisation, meet your team and learn what you do. A nice introduction to students and way to spot talent early.

Become a Aspire2Work Leading employer

You know your field of work, and by partnering with Aspire2 International, you have the opportunity to share your leadership and knowledge and represent your industry, and help groom ideal candidates for it. There are many bespoke opportunities that you can be tailored to your needs from: mentoring a student, setting up a scholarship, being our industry expert, giving informational interviews or feedback on CV’s. Or even join us as a judge on the panel for our ‘Dragons’ Dens’!

Be a guest speaker

Raise the profile of your organisation, introduce your company, meet with our students and talk about your career opportunities.

PSW Opportunity

PSW is  2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

This programme requires the NZ Certificate of Cookery Level 4, or equivalent skills and knowledge

International students

If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must be 18 years of age or older

English language requirement

provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 5.5 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.0
Pearson Academic Test
have a Pearson Academic Test score of 42 and above with no individual band score less than 36
have a B2 Communicator Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 13900 NZD
    Annual Cost of Living: 20000 NZD
    Application Fee: N/A
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