NZ Certificate in Cookery L4

Develop your creativity in the kitchen and get hands-on work experience in our training restaurants and at events and functions with HLC in partnership with UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Cookery



Programme Information

This course is delivered from the following site:

  • HLC Levin Campus

Go from novice to intermediate-level trainee, covering cold larder dishes, complex preparation and presentation techniques, hot dishes and a range of patisserie and desserts. Combine practical cooking skills with knowledge on how a professional kitchen is run. On completion of this programme you will be eligible to sit in the examination for the International City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Level 2).


On successful completion of the course students will receive:

  • NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 4


Programme Fee - *$7260 plus Course Related Costs TBC


18 February 2019 - 22 November 2019

The course content will include:

  • Cookery Fundamentals

  • Applied Complex Cookery Skills

  • Restaurant Cookery and Professional Practice

  • Industry Cookery Skills

  • Entry Requirements

This programme is open entry.

Full attendance is encouraged to maximise learning opportunities and to optimise success for students. To meet external examination requirements, 80% attendance of practical classes is compulsory. It is recommended that applicants have met the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1 or equivalent. Students need to be aware of the physical requirements for operating in a commercial kitchen environment. Students will be advised to put any special needs or requirements in writing and advise the Head of School before the programme begins.

Where to from here?

  • Commercial kitchens

  • Commercial catering businesses

  • Cafe kitchens

  • Institutional catering

*Costs are indicative only

This programme is run in partnership with UCOL.