New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service

With strands in Café Service, Bar Service and Barista.

Hospitality is exciting! 

This programme is designed to prepare you for work as front line service personnel in cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs and other hospitality environments in entry-level positions.  

Course Content

This practical programme is the perfect introduction to kick-start your hospitality career.

You'll learn about café service, how to prepare and serve alcoholic beverages, make café-style coffees and lots of other practical skills. If you want to train for a great career, this is where you need to start. After graduating from us you'll be ready to tackle higher-level study or get an entry-level hospitality job.

Entry Requirements

You must 

  • Be atleast 16 years old.
  • Have the minimum requirements of the NZMA placement assessment, if without formal qualifications.
  • Have an IELTS score of atleast 5.0, with no band score lower than 5.0, OR alternative NZQA approved proficiency outcomes for entry at level 3 OR an equivalent score on the NZMA English Langauge entry assessment. 

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Career Opportunities

  • Barista
  • Service staff in cafés, restaurants, bars or clubs. 

2018 Intake Dates

  • 30 Jan
  • 16 Jul  


20 weeks including two weeks of holiday. 

Course Costs

This Certificate forms part of the first year of the Diploma in International Hospitality Management (Level 5). The fees for the first year can be found here.

Qualifications Awarded

  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (with strands in Café Service, Bar Service and Barista) - Level 3