New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Managed Traineeship

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) Managed Traineeship

If you're working in a commercial 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).

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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