Bakery

From craft to commercial - baked goods are a key part of the Kiwi diet and require a mix of scientific and creative skills to maintain high standards

Employers

We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

What do we offer?

We partner with industry associations like the Baking Industry Association and Food and Grocery Council, and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry, identifying potential baking apprentices, and encouraging work placements.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences, competitions and graduations and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

When apprentices enrol, we assign them a Competenz training advisor. Our training advisors understand the baking industry and the skills learners and businesses need to gain.

 

Qualifications available

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the baking industry with trade qualified craft bakers who can independently produce a wide range of bakery products to commercial standards.

The qualification is designed for people working in a range of commercial craft baking environments with responsibility for meeting production and quality requirements.

The qualification includes three strands to allow graduates to specialise in producing a full range of either bread, cake and biscuit or pastry baking products.

NZQA qualification overview

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the baking industry with trade qualified plant bakers who can produce large quantities of bakery products to commercial standards.

The qualification is designed for people working in commercial plant baking environments with responsibility for meeting organisational production and quality requirements.

Graduates will be capable of mixing, baking and finishing large quantities of bakery products without supervision, while meeting industry health and safety standards.

NZQA qualification overview