NZ Certificate in Cookery L4

Develop your creativity in the kitchen and get hands-on work experience in our training restaurants and at events and functions with HLC in partnership with UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Cookery.

This course is delivered from the following site:

  • HLC Levin Campus

Course Information

Go from novice to intermediate-level trainee, covering cold larder dishes, complex preparation and presentation techniques, hot dishes and a range of patisserie and desserts. Combine practical cooking skills with knowledge on how a professional kitchen is run.

On completion of this programme you will be eligible to sit in the examination for the International City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Level 2).


On successful completion of the course students will receive:

  • NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 4


Programme Fee - *$7130.00 plus Course related costs of $580.00 plus City & Guilds $200


26 February 2018 - 30 November 2018

The course content will include:

  • Cookery Fundamentals
  • Applied Complex Cookery Skills
  • Restaurant Cookery and Professional Practice
  • Industry Cookery Skills

Entry Requirements

This programme is open entry.

Full attendance is encouraged to maximise learning opportunities and to optimise success for students.  To meet external examination requirements, 80% attendance of practical classes is compulsory.

It is recommended that applicants have met the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

Students need to be aware of the physical requirements for operating in a commercial kitchen environment.  Students will be advised to put any special needs or requirements in writing and advise the Head of School before the programme begins.

Where to from here?

  • Commercial kitchens
  • Commercial catering businesses
  • Cafe kitchens
  • Institutional catering
*Costs are indicative only