English Language Requirements

Students enrolling in Certificate in Cookery or Food & Beverage Courses require an IELTS (General English) score of 5.5 or higher. Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge need to have an IELTS (general English) score of 6.0 or higher.

In line with current New Zealand Immigration requirements, please be aware that your IELTS certificate needs to be dated within two years of your New Zealand visa application. Your certificate will be checked for authenticity as part of the enrolment process.

For detailed information about proof of English competency, we recommend you visit immigration.govt.nz

Although IELTS is our preferred assessment method there are other recognised programmes such as TOEFL, University of Cambridge and NZCEL. We work regularly with the following English Language Schools:

If you do not have the appropriate certification, we can arrange an independent test through an approved NZQA provider to assess your English levels. Please advise if this is a requirement.