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Diploma in Culinary Arts with AUT

Diploma in Culinary Arts

Do you love working with food and want to become a creative professional in this field? The Diploma in Culinary Arts produces graduates with sound operational management skills to underpin the creation and production of food.

Theory lectures and practical tutorials are conducted in our purpose-built School of Hospitality and Tourism, with facilities rated amongst the best in Australasia. This creates a realistic commercial environment in which to learn.

Programme code: AK3714
Level: 5
Points: 240
Duration: 2 years full-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 17 July 2017

Entry requirements

  • ·         NCEA: 48 Level 2 credits including 8 Level 2 credits in a language-rich subject.

  • ·         CIE: Total 60 points at UCAS, including a language rich subject.


Career opportunities

  • ·         Professional chef

  • ·         Product development.

Structure and content

This is an advanced professional cookery programme that establishes a strong theoretical and practical body of knowledge and skills necessary to work in a professional culinary environment.

This programme also incorporates the:

  • ·         Certificate in Professional Cookery

  • ·         Certificate in Advanced Professional Cookery.

These certificates are available as exit qualifications within the Diploma in Culinary Arts. The practical side of this programme involves using commercial kitchen tools and equipment and requires students to demonstrate a level of awareness and skill that does not compromise any health and safety standards for yourself and others.

**Students need to be aware that if they experience an interruption in their enrolment period greater than 3 weeks during a semester they may be impacted in their Studylink entitlements. 

Year 1
Papers studied in year one lay the foundation of professional cookery concepts and systems essential for managing a professional kitchen.

Year 2
Papers studied in year two build on from Year One and allow students to develop confidence in their culinary and supervisory skills.

On successful completion of Year 2, you have the option to sit the City and Guilds International Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts).


CULN401 Cookery Practice and Principles I
CULN402 Cookery Practice and Principles II
CULN403 Cookery Practice and Principles III
CULN404 Culinary Fundamentals
CULN405 Garde Manger Practices and Principles
CULN406 Culinary Practices and Principles
CULN407 Patisserie Practices and Principles
CULN502 Advanced Culinary Practices and Principles I
CULN503 Advanced Culinary Practices and Principles II
CULN504 Advanced Cakes and Pastry
CULN505 Advanced Hot and Cold Desserts
CULN506 Applied Project
CULN512 Contemporary Kitchen Management
FOOD501 Food and the Senses
GAST601 Gastronomy
HOSP404 Food and Beverage Operations

Advantages of this Program:

  • ·       Earn minimum of $14.75 NZ$/hr as per the minimum wages set.

  • ·       Earn and gain practical experience by working part-time  by day 1 Along with your study.

  • ·       Avail one year of Graduate job search visa after studies which could be extended up to 3 years.

  • ·       Be eligible to apply for permanent residence visa(applicable for chefs).

  • ·       Invites all diploma/degree holders from hospitality

For Further Details Contact us on 022 22633400/02/04/05