Course Outline

QRC Culinary 

QRC Culinary will be offered from QRC's campus in Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand.

As the tourism industry continues to thrive so does the demand for skilled chefs and culinary professionals to join the industry. Great opportunities are being created in New Zealand’s world-renowned restaurants, hotels and resorts.

A QRC Certificate in Cookery will equip graduates with the skills needed to work within the hospitality and tourism industry, in the field of cookery.

QRC provides industry immersion as part of all programmes. Students have the opportunity to observe and work in hotels and restaurants, alongside some of the best chefs in the Northland region. This ensures all students are prepared and confident to put their skills into practice in a fast-paced commercial environment.

QRC Culinary is located in Kerikeri, in the beautiful Bay of Islands. The regions emerging tourism and hospitality industry and access to the best local fresh produce, make it an ideal location to study culinary arts.

Programme at a glance - Level 4 Certificate in Cookery (currently pending NZQA approval).

Graduates are awarded the QRC Certificate in Cookery (Level 4).

Level 4 Certificate graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to produce complex dishes in a commercial environment, enhancing employment opportunities across the hospitality sector. Students will be trained to utilise creative thinking, modern cooking techniques and high safety standards. Graduates will enter the industry as an Intermediate Chef or pathway into the QRC Level 5 Diploma in Culinary Arts.

Entry Requirements

The Certificate is open to students 17 years and over who have successfully completed study Level 3 Certificate in Cookery or equivalent.

International students

If English is not your first language, you are required to show a minimum IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (equivalent tests accepted).

Diploma in Cookery (Level 5) - coming in 2018 pending NZQA approval.

QRC will deliver a Level 5 Diploma in Culinary Arts in 2018.

This programme will provide students the opportunity to advance their education and careers in the hospitality industry. The 12 month programme will feature an internship which will allow students to gain valuable industry experience.

Full details to be announced early 2017.