New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

Discover the basic skills needed to be a part of the food industry. This introductory programme covers basic methods of food preparation, cooking and health and safety practices. Use this programme to pathways on to higher qualifications.

Programme Outline

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

More detail about this programme

  • 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

Entry Requirements

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.

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec. 

On 1 September 2022, the operations of WelTec transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing WelTec programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.  

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