This programme is designed to give students basic skills and experience in the kitchen. Graduates will gain skills and knowledge to enable them to determine if this is the pathway they wish to pursue. By successfully completing this there is scope to staircase onto further study such as WTA Cookery Level 3, incorporating the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 3 qualification. Or full time study in New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3), New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 3), New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 3). The programme is predominantly practical in nature and includes sought after inclusions such as Food Safety, Knife Handling Skills, and Basic Methods of Cookery. Along with the physical skills learned, students develop life skills such as time management and nutrition through to personal presentation and upkeep of their uniform.
Campus: Petone Campus, Lower Hutt
Days: Thursday & Friday
Hours: 9:00am – 2:30pm (half hour lunch)
Equipment: Protective clothing and safety equipment is provided
Travel: This is provided free, subject to students meeting MoE requirements
Dates: Thursday 20 July - Friday 10 November 2023 (15 weeks), normal school holidays apply.
Application: Students must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Wellington region and be enrolled in a WTA course by their secondary school
Interview: Students may be requested to attend an interview with a family member or school representative
Qualification: NCEA Level 2 with credit towards Vocational Pathways award
Credits: On successful completion of this course, students will have gained 14 Level 2 credits.
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