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Western Institute of Technology Taranaki

New Plymouth , Taranaki Region ,New Zealand

Diploma in Professional Cookery(International) L5 (Delivered over 18 months fast track)

Diploma in Professional Cookery (Level 5) (TK1201) for International Students

Graduates will be able to:

Monitor and maintain health and safety, food safety and security practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards for customers.

Monitor and maintain interactions between colleagues, managers and customers.

Monitor and maintain the application of standard operating policies and procedures to work roles in a commercial kitchen.

Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook and present a range of cold larder and hot kitchen dishes employing complex preparation and presentation techniques.

Select and apply staffing strategies to meet performance targets

Plan and monitor workflow and supplies in a commercial kitchen

Manage operating procedures and compliance requirements for operational roles

Manage staff relationships for operational roles

Programme Specific Information

Class Times

Classes are taught 3-4 days per week.

Work Placement

This programme has a 100 hour internship component.

In the case of a paid internship, all relevant international visa conditions must be adhered to.

Cookery Strand:

Plan and produce a broad range of larder dishes employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.

Plan and produce a broad range of meat, poultry and fish dishes employing advanced preparation, cookery and presentation techniques.

Plan, develop and design advanced dishes and menus suitable for implementation in a commercial hospitality environment.

Education pathway

Leading to the following qualifications

NZ2101 NZ Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

NZ2102 NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5 with strands in Cookery and Patisserie

Employment pathway

Chefs producing advanced dishes in a professional kitchen


  • Feb
  • July
  • Oct

Application Processing Time in Days: 4

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

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 5 is a fast track course of 18 months duration including the 100 hours practical learning over a period of 10 weeks. Year 2 of the program’s T Fee is reduced & is priced at NZD 19000 (Year 1; L4) + NZD 14500 (Year 2: L5) November 2018 intake is available