Diploma in Culinary Arts

Do you love working with food and want to become a creative professional in this field?  The Diploma in Culinary Arts is an advanced professional cookery qualification that covers the theoretical and practical skills to work in a professional culinary environment.

Papers cover the professional cookery concepts and systems essential for managing a professional kitchen. You study in AUT’s outstanding facilities, which are rated among the best in Australasia and resemble a professional culinary arts environment.

Minimum entry requirements

  • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits or higher including eight level 2 credits in any one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies or Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira.
  • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff, including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects listed above.

International student entry requirements

Selection criteria

  • Interview may be required.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) of 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent.

English language requirements

Other requirements

The practical side of this programme involves using commercial kitchen tools and equipment and requires you to demonstrate a level of skill that doesn’t compromise any health and safety standards for yourself and others.

Skills needed for culinary arts courses

Year 1

Papers this year lay the foundation of professional cookery concepts and systems essential for managing a professional kitchen.

Complete the following papers

Year 2

Papers in Year 2 build on from Year 1 and help you develop confidence in your culinary and supervisory skills.

Complete the following papers

Preparing you for City and Guilds qualifications.

  • Professional chef
  • Product development
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3714
Level:
5
Points:
240
Duration:
2 years full-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$6,580 - $6,597
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$29,510
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.
Clinton Cooper
Dhruv Mohan
Esbern Rasmussen

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.