Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5 - Patisserie Strand

Central Auckland - 27 May 2024

The Culinary Collective

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 5
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
35 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
28 March 2025

This qualification is designed for learners who already have intermediate skills in baking, and wish to upskill to an advanced level in patisserie baking. This programme covers advanced patisserie techniques, patisserie and kitchen management, and includes a 5 week internship at a commercial kitchen or bakery. This programme equips learners with the skills to take up a supervisory role in a patisserie, or run their own patisserie.

This course expands on The Creative Baker (Level 4) course and will give you an awesome range of skills in advanced patisserie techniques, including how to make artisan breads, pastries, tarts, gateaux and more. It’s also ideal if you have some baking experience and have the skills to go straight into this course.

The programme is designed to get you ready to work in a supervisory role in the baking and patisserie sides of the food industry. As part of the course, you’ll have an opportunity to secure an internship where you’ll gain invaluable work experience. 

100 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010

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Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) Level 5 - Patisserie Strand

Domestic Students

  • You need to be at least 17 years old.

  • Have a New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Level 4), or an equivalent qualification.

  • Or have three years' relevant and current industry experience (you'll need to show competency in Cookery, Maths and English).

International Students

  • You need to be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the course.

  • Have completed secondary school overseas or New Zealand Year 11 from a New Zealand TEO) or have equivalent work experience.

  • If English is your second language, you need an English level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent with no band score lower than 5 (other English tests or evidence of your English language ability may be approved as advised by NZQA).

  • You must have travel and medical insurance and a valid visa.

- Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here.

- Course costs for International students are available here.


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website.


If you meet certain conditions you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances.

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz


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