New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)


Dunedin or Central Otago 

One semester full-time (Dunedin); One day per week for one year (Central Otago)

On campus. Please email for information on learning and assessment in your workplace.

Dunedin: February and July
Central Otago: February
By 30 November and 30 April. Late applications are accepted based on availability of places.
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Central Otago
    18 February 2019
    1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
    15 April 2019 - 26 April 2019
    30 September 2019 - 11 October 2019
  • Dunedin
    22 July 2019
Offered in Dunedin and Central Otago

Strong basic culinary skills are the foundation that cooks and chefs build their professional reputation on.

During this hands-on programme food preparation and cookery techniques are central to your learning, and you will gain valuable instruction from highly-skilled teachers. Develop your theoretical knowledge with topics such as food safety, health and safety legislation, and catering for specific dietary requirements, and benefit from gaining commercial and kitchen experience in our training restaurant.

By studying this programme in Central Otago, you will benefit from the unique "paddock to plate" approach and have the unrivalled opportunity to source your ingredients straight from the campus nursery, modern glasshouses and our orchard.

If you're an Otago senior secondary school student, you may be able to study this programme through our Otago Secondary-Tertiary College (OSTC). To apply, you need to contact your school careers advisor.