Duration
1 year
Intakes
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 9,343
NZD 14,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Following on from the National Certificates in Hospitality (Cookery) Levels 3 and 4, this Level 5 Diploma programme teaches advanced cookery skills, and the expertise needed for working and supervising to a senior level in a commercial kitchen. SIT's classrooms are well equipped and the tutors are very passionate about their craft. Students operate the Bungalow Restaurant on campus for several periods during the year and are encouraged to enter national culinary arts competitions.

This course leads to employment opportunities in the hospitality industry in fine dining restaurants and commercial kitchens including specialist and commercial catering. Graduates may also progress to further study in hospitality management at degree level. Graduates can apply advanced cookery skills required in the hospitality industry. They have attained the necessary skills to design menus based on nutritional principles, portion control and commercial food costings. Graduates have acquired the skills needed for working and supervising to a senior level in a commercial kitchen. This programme leads to employment opportunities in the hospitality industry in fine dining restaurants and commercial kitchens including specialist and commercial catering. Graduates may also progress to further study in hospitality management at degree level.

Entry Requirements

  • Students are preferred to be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • All applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in professional cookery and have academic attributes which indicate they have a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme.
  • Applicants must be prepared to meet the work ethic required for a career in the hospitality industry.
  • Applicants must have a high level of personal presentation.
  • School leavers should have a minimum of 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 Numeracy and 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 Literacy.
  • Mature students are welcome to apply.
  • Completed Certificate or Diploma at Level 5
  • IELTS Score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5