Otago Polytechnic

Bachelor of Culinary Arts

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November. Late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme.

Embark on a qualification – the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – that will equip you for a career as a chef, artisan food producer, food writer, teacher, entrepreneur, promoter and much more! An option is available for those with relevant work experience through the assessment of prior learning facilitation process.

Bachelor of Culinary Arts through Assessment of Prior Learning

  • Distance*
  • 1 year
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November

If you already have significant skills and experience in the hospitality industry, then this may be an option for you. Our Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) service measures your knowledge against formal qualifications.

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

  • Dunedin or Central Otago (Youth Guarantee only available in Dunedin)
  • 1 semester full-time (Dunedin); 1 year part-time (Central Otago)
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by 30 November and 30 April

Strong basic culinary skills are the foundation that cooks and chefs build their professional reputation upon. During this hands-on programme, food preparation and cookery techniques are central to your learning and you will gain valuable commercial and kitchen experience in Otago Polytechnic's training restaurants. The Youth Guarantee version of this programme is only available in Dunedin.

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

  • Dunedin or Central Otago
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November (Dunedin - late applications will be accepted based on availability of places); 15 January (Central Otago)

Begin your journey from cook to chef. Involving lots of hands-on, practical cooking in our training kitchens, and a work experience opportunity, this qualification will expand the skills you have developed in a Level 3 cookery programme.

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by 30 November and 30 April. Late applications will be accepted based on availability of places.

Gain the essential skills needed for working in the bar and café sector of the hospitality industry. Our on-site cafe and restaurant training facilities will enable you to gain important hands-on experience which you can then put into practice during an industry work experience placement.

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Services)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts July
  • Apply by 30 April. Late applications will be accepted based on availability of places.

Take your food and beverage skills to the next level. Grow your industry knowledge and expertise and gain practical experience through our training restaurant and work placements.

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

  • Central Otago
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply now!

This practical qualification includes lots of hands-on cooking in our training kitchens and a work placement in a local business. You will develop a range of cookery, hospitality management, communication, leadership and critical thinking skills, and benefit from the chance to source your ingredients straight from the campus nursery, modern glasshouses and vineyard.

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February, 2017
  • Apply by 30 November. Late applications are accepted based on availability of places.

Want to work in a hospitality management role? This programme will enable you to gain the skills and attributes you need to tackle junior/trainee, supervisor or team leader roles across a range of hospitality sectors such as restaurants, bars, cafés, accommodation/hotels or catering.

Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

  • Auckland
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

Designed for aspiring individuals seeking to achieve their management potential and to stand out from the crowd. With its blend of practical learning, management theory and strategy, the qualification builds on your existing skills and opens up new career possibilities. This programme is only available to international students studying at our Auckland International Campus.

*There are multiple options for programme duration, location, delivery and start times. Please view the full information sheet or contact us for more details.