New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Managed Traineeship

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) Managed Traineeship

If you are a trainee chef working in a professional kitchen or an employer wanting to develop your staff, this is the programme for you. “Earn while you learn” and turn your experience into a qualification and become a qualified chef. Develop your skills from the basics to advanced techniques guided by our professional chef tutors in a hands-on purpose-built environment.

What you will learn

The WelTec Managed Traineeship leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4 and is specifically designed for trainee chefs already working in professional kitchens.

The two year, block release programme supports trainees to work towards becoming a qualified chef whilst continuing to be employed in the industry.

You will learn through practical tutorials and workshops and be assessed in a purpose-built environment alongside other trainee chefs. Access to our online learning system and regular onsite visits will provide additional support to both the trainee and the employer throughout the process.

  • Cooking methods and their applications
  • Cold larder techniques 
  • Food safety, Health and safety 
  • Standard operating policies and procedures for commercial kitchens
  • Preparation, cooking and presentation of fish dishes
  • Farinaceous and vegetable dishes
  • Preparation, cooking and presentation of meat and poultry dishes
  • Patisserie techniques to produce and present desserts 
  • Techniques to produce dough and pastry products

Entry requirements

Candidates must be employed for a minimum of 24 hours per week in a WelTec approved hospitality business in an appropriate position (e.g.: Kitchen Assistant, Commis Chef, Junior Chef or similar role).

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) 

*This programme is FREE under TTAF, covering, compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF. 

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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