Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) (Cookery)

  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Central Otago
    15 February 2021
    28 June 2021 - 16 July 2021
    5 April 2021 - 16 April 2021
    27 September 2021 - 8 October 2021
  • Dunedin
    22 February 2021
  • Central Otago
    21 February 2022
    16 May 2022 - 3 June 2022

As well as developing a range of cookery skills enabling you to prepare, cook and present a variety of dishes, you will also learn how to develop communication, leadership and critical thinking skills. With the input of knowledgeable guest lecturers and conversations within the culinary community, you'll you to increase your knowledge, develop real-world skills and to forge important connections and contacts.   

In Dunedin 

We offer an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL) option for this qualification at our Dunedin Campus.

In Central Otago

We're excited to be developing an in-work model for this qualification in Central Otago and will add more information as soon as we can. Please email central@op.ac.nz if you'd like to be kept in the loop!

APEL programme (Dunedin-based)

Have you been working in a supervisor position within a kitchen and want your skills formerly recognised? 

We offer a APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) process which matches your existing experience and knowledge against this Level 5 Diploma.

This process will drastically reduce the time taken to gain this qualification. It is especially valuable for those who are currently employed as you don't have to leave your job to achieve this qualification.

If you have experience in staff development, purchasing, operating procedures, finance, and creating dishes and menus, please send your email to Tony Heptinstall (heptin@op.ac.nz) or give him a call to discuss your situation - 021 735 229). 


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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