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Overview

A blended learning model that combines personal one on one teaching by a fully accredited Chef Instructor and online education which enables students to learn in-depth culinary techniques. The course is comprehensive and will teach our students all there is to know about preparing, cooking and finishing an extensive range of foods and also covers important topics such as food safety, nutrition, special diets, catering, food cost operations and menu planning.

NZQA
NZQA

What our students say about this course

Flexibility:

Do you have a full time job, family obligations or just study better on a flexible schedule?

Affordable:

No commuting expenses and online study is significantly more affordable

Adaptable Learning:

  • Studying online develops self discipline, self motivation, and better communication skills
  • Personalised one on one tuition
  • Review learning material or practice as many times as you need

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4

The NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 4 is for students who wish to progress from basic to complex food preparation skills, techniques and knowledge. This programme will enable students to learn in-depth culinary techniques in a vast array of hot and cold food preparation methods, including meat, fish, vegetables, grains, hot and cold desserts, and pastry dishes.

Along with cooking the student will learn food safety, nutrition, catering, kitchen procedures, food costing and menu planning. The course will prepare them for working as part of a team across all areas of a commercial kitchen.

In this programme you will learn the skills you need to gain confidence and knowledge in:

Hot & Cold Food Presentation

Nutrition and Special Diets

Catering Operations, Food Costing and Menu Planning

Food Safety in Catering (COVID19 updated), Kitchen Procedures

Prepare Cook and Finish a Wide Variety of Foods

Industry Experience

Career Opportunities

This accredited NZQA qualification will give you the skills to be employed in a commercial kitchen, have the theory, practical skills and confidence to open your own culinary business or continue onto further education by studying the NZ Diploma in Cookery Level 5.

Duration

This is a full-time online programme of study (36-week duration which includes a 2-week holiday). It is self-paced allowing work/study flexibility which enables you to earn while you learn. The course includes 120 industry hours and a final theory and practical exam.

Fees Free and Study Link

You may be eligible for Fees Free government funding. Click here to check your eligibility. Alternatively StudyLink may be able to help pay for your fees, living costs and / or course costs. Click here to see how StudyLink works.

Testimonials

International Culinary Studio
4.9
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Samantha Kruger
Samantha Kruger
22:37 30 Jul 20
Stellar staff members who respond very quickly. This course is going to be brilliant judging by the sheer... professionalism they have shown thus far. A culinary school that offers online courses for one, is nothing short of amazing!read more
June Steenekamp
June Steenekamp
16:44 31 May 20
Excellent learning material
Richard Parker
Richard Parker
14:07 11 May 20
Very professional and love the flexibility of studying online - the WACS accreditation is a huge value-add
Heidi Dawson
Heidi Dawson
04:25 08 May 20
I am loving the course, and love all the staff and chefs that behind me helping me all the way. They are always there... to help whenever I need them.read more
Ken Thompson
Ken Thompson
04:21 17 Aug 18
An Amazing company, professional in all they do, learn online, they deliver like no one else
Tracy Kruger
Tracy Kruger
04:17 17 Aug 18
Fantastic, dedicated staff who offer exceptional support to all of their students. What an amazing opportunity to be... able to get a City and Guilds qualification from my kitchen at home! Never thought I would see that in my life time.read more
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When you study with us you:

  • Join a global community of student chefs also studying online
  • Will be mentored by a highly qualified Chef Instructor
  • Won’t need to take time off work to attend classes
  • Can work through your material to fit around your schedule and be flexible with your study times
  • Will have unlimited access to an Exclusive Culinary Library as well as 100’s of recipes & videos
  • Will graduate with real skills that will help you succeed in today’s competitive workplace
  • Have access to our Alumni Network of Chefs working all over the world
  • Have a completed e-portfolio (online CV) and digital badging – be ready to apply for the job you deserve!

Our online platform is exciting, interactive and user friendly – Quality education online from any kitchen. Our team is on hand and ready to get you started in achieving your culinary dreams! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

  • Be 16 years of age, or older
  • Have successfully completed 10 years of schooling
  • Be a New Zealand Citizen or Resident for the NZQA Programmes Level 4 and 5
  • Be working in, or be able to work part time, for a minimum 120 hours in commercial kitchen.
  • Be able to read and communicate in English . You may use Google translate to change your course material into 104 different languages, however your assignments and final exams will need to be submitted in English
  • Have access to the internet, e-mail (with a valid e-mail address), a scanner, a printer and a digital photographic device
  • Have access to a reasonably well equipped kitchen
  • Be computer literate with the ability to upload and download documents and photographs / video clips
  • Be able to travel to your closest examination centre to write your final exam/s
  • This is a full-time online programme of study (36-week duration which includes a 2-week holiday).
  • You can work through your material to fit around your schedule and be flexible with your study times
  • This programme has a minimum average of 120 hours for industry practical
  • Course material is completed online via our Learner Management System, Canvas
  • Our study material can be accessed via laptop. A mobile or iPad may be used for certain aspects.
  • Our highly-experienced Chef Instructors will be on hand to guide you through to a successful course completion
  • All assignments are assessed by our Chef Instructors
  • Technical Requirements
  • Kitchen Equipment 
On completion of the Level 4 Cookery programme, you could gain employment in a commercial kitchen and/or be eligible to enrol in the NZ Diploma in Cookery Level 5.
 

Course Content:

  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Introduction to the Hospitality & Catering Industry
  • Safety at Work
  • Introduction to Basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Prepare Food for Cold Presentation
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Stocks, Soups & Sauces
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Vegetables, Fruits & Pulses
  • Healthy Foods & Special Diets
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Rice, Grain, Farinaceous Products & Egg Dishes
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Hot and Cold Desserts & Puddings
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Fish & Shellfish
  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Bakery Products
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Meat, Poultry and Offal

The New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4 is a full-time programme of study of 34-weeks duration, plus a 2-week holiday. It is a 120 NZQF credit programme. The programme includes 15 modules. Students who successfully complete this programme will then have the option to continue onto the New Zealand Diploma in Cookery Level 5 . If you feel that you have gained sufficient experience through time worked in the industry or have a relevant prior qualification, you might be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Talk to us about applying for an assessment. 

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4 – 2101NZQA

On completion of this course, you will be awarded with: New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4

Investment Options 

Domestic Students (NZ Resident, NZ Permanent Resident, NZ Citizen):  

Payment OptionsOnce OffDepositTerms Payments
Full Payment$4699  
Monthly Payment $940.00$470 for 8 Months
Weekly Payment $940.00$105 for 36 Weeks

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos.
  • Optional personalised student card (students receive discounts by using their student card).
  • Access to all our online events, including webinars and discussion boards.
  • Feedback, mentoring and assessment on your practical cooking and theory tasks from your Chef Instructor.
  • Access to our Alumni network of chefs working all over the world.
  • Online ePortfolio.
  • Certification and digital badge.

Additional Costs 

You need to prepare for the following additional costs:

  • Ingredients used for practicing all recipes at home or at the workplace
  • Chef uniform and safety shoes for practicals
  • Costs to purchase any technology and/or kitchen equipment that you may not have, but need to use in the programme (See included lists of requirements)*
  • Cost of your internet access
  • Any printing you choose to do from the study guides 
  • Access to a well equipped home/ industry kitchen for practicals.
  • Travel expenses for work industry experience and exams.

*Please ensure you have the correct technology requirements and kitchen equipment, details available on our website.

 

When you study with us you:

  • Join a global community of student chefs also studying online
  • Will be mentored by a highly qualified Chef Instructor
  • Won’t need to take time off work to attend classes
  • Can work through your material to fit around your schedule and be flexible with your study times
  • Will have unlimited access to an Exclusive Culinary Library as well as 100’s of recipes & videos
  • Will graduate with real skills that will help you succeed in today’s competitive workplace
  • Have access to our Alumni Network of Chefs working all over the world
  • Have a completed e-portfolio (online CV) and digital badging – be ready to apply for the job you deserve!

Our online platform is exciting, interactive and user friendly – Quality education online from any kitchen. Our team is on hand and ready to get you started in achieving your culinary dreams! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

  • Be 16 years of age, or older
  • Have successfully completed 10 years of schooling
  • Be a New Zealand Citizen or Resident for the NZQA Programmes Level 4 and 5
  • Be working in, or be able to work part time, for a minimum 120 hours in commercial kitchen.
  • Be able to read and communicate in English . You may use Google translate to change your course material into 104 different languages, however your assignments and final exams will need to be submitted in English
  • Have access to the internet, e-mail (with a valid e-mail address), a scanner, a printer and a digital photographic device
  • Have access to a reasonably well equipped kitchen
  • Be computer literate with the ability to upload and download documents and photographs / video clips
  • Be able to travel to your closest examination centre to write your final exam/s
  • This is a self-paced home study course that can be completed in a time frame that suits you
  • You can work through your material to fit around your schedule and be flexible with your study times
  • The NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 4 is a full-time programme of study of 34-weeks duration, plus a 2-week holiday
  • This programme has a minimum average of 120 hours for industry practical
  • Course material is completed online via our Learner Management System, Canvas
  • Our Learner Management System can be accessed via multiple devices : desktop, tablet & mobile
  • Our highly-experienced Chef Instructors will be on hand to guide you through to a successful course completion
  • All assignments are assessed by our Chef Assessors
  • Technical Requirements
  • Kitchen Equipment
On completion of the Level 4 Cookery programme, you could gain employment in a commercial kitchen and/or be eligible to enrol in the NZ Diploma in Cookery Level 5.
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Introduction to the Hospitality & Catering Industry
  • Safety at Work
  • Introduction to Basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Prepare Food for Cold Presentation
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Stocks, Soups & Sauces
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Vegetables, Fruits & Pulses
  • Healthy Foods & Special Diets
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Rice, Grain, Farinaceous Products & Egg Dishes
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Hot and Cold Desserts & Puddings
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Fish & Shellfish
  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Bakery Products
  • Prepare, Cook and Finish Meat, Poultry and Offal

The New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4 is a full-time programme of study of 34-weeks duration, plus a 2-week holiday. It is a 120 NZQF credit programme. The programme includes 15 modules. Students who successfully completethis programme will then have the option to continue onto the NZ Diploma in Cookery Level 5 If you feel that you have gained sufficient experience through time worked in the industry or have a relevant prior qualification, you might be eligible for Credit Recognition and Transfer (CRT) or an Assessment of Prior Learning (RPL). Talk to us about applying for an assessment.

NZ Certficate in Cookery Level 4

On completion of this course, you will be awarded with: NZ Certificate in Cookery – Level 4

Investment Options

Domestic Students (NZ Resident, NZ Permanent Resident, NZ Citizen):

Payment Options
Full Payment
$4699 Once Off
Monthly Payment
$940 Deposit and $470 for 8 Months
Weekly Payment
$940 Deposit and $105 for 36 Weeks

The investment includes:

  • Personal online login to our Learner Management System, all study material and videos.
  • Welcome pack.
  • Personalised student card (students receive discounts by using their student card).
  • Access to all our online events, including webinars and discussion boards.
  • Feedback, mentoring and assessment on your practical cooking and theory tasks from your Chef Instructor and Assessor.
  • Access to our Alumni network of chefs working all over the world.
  • Online ePortfolio.
  • Certification.

Additional Costs

You need to prepare for the following additional costs:

  • Ingredients used for practicing all recipes at home or at the workplace
  • Chef uniform and safety shoes for practicals
  • Costs to purchase any technology and/or kitchen equipment that you may not have, but need to use in the programme (See included lists of requirements)*
  • Cost of your internet access
  • Any printing you choose to do from the study guides
  • Access to a well equipped home/ industry kitchen for practicals.
  • Costs of travel for work industry experience.

*Please ensure you have the correct technology requirements and kitchen equipment, details available on our website.

Frequently asked questions about Fees Free

Got questions about Fees Free? Check out our FAQs. If you need more information, please feel free to contact us.

How do I find out if I am eligible for fees free?

You can check your eligibility at FeesFree.govt.nz with your National Student Number.

What if I don’t know my NSN number or don’t have an NSN number?

International Culinary Studio can search for your NSN number or create a NSN number if you don’t have one phone us on 0275344149 or email: [email protected]
Alternatively, visit FeesFree.govt.nz to find out how you can get your NSN number.

What does the fees free scheme cover?

The fees-free policy for tertiary education will pay your tuition fees.

Is there an age limit for fees free?

There are no age requirements or restrictions.

Will I be eligible for fees free if I am studying from overseas?
No, ICS does not currently deliver it’s NZQA qualifications overseas.
Will I be eligible for fees-free if I’m enrolled in a secondary school while completing a tertiary education course?
No, a range of other support is available for school students who wish to begin tertiary study while at school. Good news is that tertiary study undertaken while enrolled in a secondary school does not count against your future eligibility for fees-free tertiary education.

Fees Free

Click on this link to check your eligibility: www.feesfree.govt.nz

WHAT IS STUDY LINK?

StudyLink may be able to help pay for your study through allowances and loans. Click here to get more details on how StudyLink works.