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Diploma in Culinary Arts

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2 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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The Diploma in Culinary Arts is an advanced professional cookery qualification that covers the theoretical and practical skills to work in a professional culinary environment.

Papers cover the professional cookery concepts and systems essential for managing a professional kitchen. You study in AUT’s outstanding facilities, which are rated among the best in Australasia and resemble a professional culinary arts environment.

What you Study

Year 1

Papers this year lay the foundation of professional cookery concepts and systems essential for managing a professional kitchen.

Complete the following papers

  • CULN408 Larder
  • CULN409 Hot Kitchen
  • CULN410 Patisserie
  • CULN411 Commercial Production Kitchen

Year 2

Papers in Year 2 build on from Year 1 and help you develop confidence in your culinary and supervisory skills.

Complete the following papers

  • CULN514 The Professional Chef
  • CULN515 Advanced Culinary Techniques
  • CULN511 Commercial Culinary Practice
  • CULN516 Work Integrated Learning

Career opportunities:

  • Professional chef
  • Product development

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 12.

NCEA: 48 level 2 credits or higher including eight level 2 credits in any one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo M?ori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education
CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff, including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects listed above
IB: Completion of Year 12

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with C/C+ grade; TOEFL iBT score of 70; GIE with C+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 162; PTE minimum overall score of 42.


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