Bakery

Competenz can provide training plans, support and qualifications – tailored to your businesses specific needs.

How we work with you

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.


Qualification on offer

New Zealand Certificate in Trade Baking (Craft) with strands in Bread, Cake and Biscuit, and Pastry, Level 4

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.

New Zealand Certificate in Trade Baking (Plant), Level 4

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.

The best part? Earn while you learn - there's no student loan

You’ll get qualified without a student loan, all while learning practical skills from industry experts. You can put that money towards something else you really want – might be a new car, new tools or a new house.

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Industries we serve

We provide training in 37 sectors across New Zealand from engineering, signmaking and printing through to bakery and textile manufacture.

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