Course Overview

Are you already a baking enthusiast and want to take your skills to the next level? In this course you'll further expand your baking knowledge and discover how to make artisan breads, advanced danish pastries and delicious patisserie items. 

The diploma also focuses on special decorative techniques like mirror glazing, chocolate spraying, and chocolate tempering as well as how to bake beautiful tortes, eclairs, and layered cakes.

You'll learn practical workplace skills too, like how to take charge in a baking environment and supervise others. At the end of the course, you will be ready to apply for advanced baking jobs, work in product development, or even become a supervisor. 

So, if you're ready to refine your baking skills and challenge your creativity this course is your next step.


Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Baking (Level 5)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Feb 2025 View more details
Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $7,438 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • technical or managerial roles in the baking industry

Topics you'll cover

  • Innovation and Product Development
  • Specialist and Craftsmanship
  • Global Baking
  • Baking Business Development and Management

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $7,438 for domestic students
Course related costs

Domestic students: During your induction week, you'll have the opportunity to purchase your uniform and kit from our preferred supplier. You can expect to spend approximately $700 - $800 on course-specific equipment and uniforms. This can be covered by the 'Course-Related Costs' component of your student loan if applicable. Please contact StudyLink for more information.

If you have already completed the New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) (Level 4), allow approximately $50 - $100 for uniform top-ups.

International students: Uniform and equipment supplies will be charged in addition to standard tuition fees.

If you have already completed Baking (Level 4): During your induction week, you'll have the opportunity to purchase uniform top ups. Allow approximately $50 - $100. 

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.

Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.

Information Session

You’ll be invited to an information meeting. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

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