Are you a creative, detailed person who loves to bake? This hands-on, one-year baking course is perfect for you. You learn how to create beautiful and delicious breads, pies, cakes and biscuits - skills that will set you up for your first job in the bakery industry.
We team you up with other hospitality students to plan, prepare and bake for real-life campus events, so you learn about customer service as well.
You also get plenty of opportunities to use the equipment in our professional kitchens. Our expert tutors teach you about food safety, quality management, kitchen operations, and the production of baking for commercial sale.
With baking listed on New Zealand's skill shortage list, this course will get you started in an exciting and growing industry.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Baking (Generalist) (Level 4)
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
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- Introductory roles in craft bakeries, cake shops, cafe or factory operations.
Topics you'll cover
- Principles of Baking
- Bakery Cafe Skills
- Craft Baking skills
- Proficiency in Baking
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Allow approximately $800 for uniforms, bakers tool kit and safety boots.
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
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.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You must have:
- NCEA Level 2, OR
- a Level 3 New Zealand qualification in baking or cookery
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.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. 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.
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)