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Certificate in Baking & Patisserie Micro-Credential

  • 20 Evenings
  • NZ$895*
  • Every 6 Months
  • On Campus
  • NZQA Credits
  • Micro-credential

The Certificate in Baking & Patisserie (Micro-Credential) introduces fundamental baking and patisserie techniques required to prepare a range of classic cakes, pastries, desserts and breads.

Introduction

The Certificate in Baking and Patisserie (Micro-Credential) introduces fundamental baking and patisserie techniques required to prepare a range of classic cakes, pastries, desserts and breads. Knowledge of food safety, baking and patisserie terms and techniques are applied in practical sessions. Planning the progression of baking tasks enables systematic preparation in the kitchen with satisfying results.

Course Content

The programme offers learners the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop essential baking and patisserie skills from cakes and gateaux, from shortcrust to puff pastry, from breads to brioche, tempering of chocolate, egg custards to soufflés and ice creams.

The focus in on classic preparations including:

  • Cup-cakes with piped decoration
  • Sachertorte
  • Pear and almond tart with sweetened rich shortcrust, crème Anglaise
  • Puff Pastry mille feuilles
  • Crème Brulée
  • Sourdough bread and loaves
  • Chocolate tempering and truffles
  • Ice cream and sorbet
  • Includes other dishes 


Students will gain foundation bakery skills over 20 sessions and offers a new depth of understanding for the novice baker.

A sensibility to baking fine foods helps celebrate New Zealand’s food story by featuring local ingredients and sustainable food practices.

Pathways to Further Study

At the conclusion of this course, learners will have a new confidence in the kitchen and in turn, provoke curiosity to experiment with new products and techniques.

Graduates may aspire to continue their study of the culinary arts and enrol in higher level NZQA cookery qualifications or enter the workforce as a junior or commis chef in a cafe or restaurant. 

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Session Dates

10 Weeks: Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: 3pm - 8pm

Enrolment

Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.

We invite students to discuss their study options - please equire below to make a time if you would like more information. 

COVID-19

Under COVID Protection Framework (Traffic Light) level RED, we must view or scan your Covid Vaccine Pass.

Enrolment Deadline

Students are requested to contact us at least 7 days before the start of the course. 

Course Fees

  • See section for fees & entry criteria

Professional COOKERY Qualifications

NZSFW offers a range of professional Cookery Qualifications that run from 18 weeks full time. For more information, please view:

About Micro-Credentials

Micro Credentials are short programmes that are approved and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

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