Diploma in Culinary Arts in Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

Campus: Auckland

Duration: 2 years

Intake: July

*Fee: NZ$29,510.00 per year

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AUT offers an advanced professional Cookery Diploma in Culinary Arts which covers the theoretical knowledge with practice and skills to work professionally in the culinary environment. The diploma trains the students to work and learn the cookery concepts and systems which are important to manage and operate in the professional kitchen. AUT’s facilities have been rated among the best in Australasia.

In YEAR1, the foundation of professional cookery concepts will be laid through following papers:

  1. Cookery Practice and Principles I
  2. Cookery Practice and Principles II
  3. Cookery Practice and Principles III
  4. Culinary Fundamentals
  5. Garde Manger Practices and Principles
  6. Culinary Practices and Principles
  7. Patisserie Practices and Principles

In YEAR2 the students will be advancing their practice skills along with supervising skills needed in the professional kitchen:

  1. Advanced Culinary Practices and Principles I
  2. Advanced Culinary Practices and Principles II
  3. Advanced Cakes and Pastry
  4. Advanced Hot and Cold Desserts
  5. Applied Project
  6. Contemporary Kitchen Management
  7. Food and the Senses
  8. Gastronomy
  9. Food and Beverage Operations

Career Outcomes:

  • Professional chef
  • Product development
    Eligibility Criteria:


    The students who have interest in cooking may take up Diploma in Culinary Arts at AUT after they’ve completed their 10+2.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS (Academic) of 5.5 overall band score no less than 5.0
    2. TOEFL iBT score of 70;
    3. PTE minimum overall score of 42

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