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New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service

With strands in Café Service, Bar Service and Barista.

This practical course is the perfect introduction to kick-start your hospitality career. You’ll master the fine art of coffee and cocktail making, learn about restaurant service and food safety and pick up a host of other practical hospitality skills.

You’ll come away with a Level 3 certificate and a Certificate of Achievement in Basic Food Safety. Studying on this programme will also give your English and Maths skills a boost.

What will I learn? 

  • Food safety
  • Bar and beverage service
  • Restaurant service
  • Providing positive customer experiences
  • Café and barista service
  • Transactions and money handling
  • Maintaining a responsible drinking environment 

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Strands in Café, Bar, Barista and Restaurant) (Level 3)
  • NZMA Certificate in Food Safety
  • NCEA Level 1
  • NCEA Level 2  


20 weeks 

Course Costs

  • Tuition fees: NZ$9,000.00
  • Course fees: NZ$1,750.00
The New Zealand Government has imposed an international student levy on tuition and course related fees. From 1 January 2019 the levy will be 0.89% of the compulsory tuition fees. 

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Entry Requirements

  • You need to be 18 or older.
  • If English is your second language, we may get you to sit an English Language Assessment.
  • If you are an international student, you also need to have an English level of 5.0 IELTS or equivalent* with no band score lower than 5.0.
* Other English Tests / evidence may be approved as advised by NZQA